I’m not sure how many blogs there are out there about charity, they might run in the thousands – and I hope they do as many charities do such wonderful work.
Here is another blog about charity – mine!
It’s about giving, it’s about random acts of kindness.
Giving to those in need. To women and men. To children, teenagers, young adults, moms, dads, grandmothers and grandfathers.
There is so much wealth in this world and yet there is so much poverty. Sometimes it almost doesn’t make sense.
So, I prefer not to think about the how’s and the why’s of world’s big problems at this moment.
But I do feel I want to contribute, in a small way that’s limited to my own abilities.
Let’s give more to those in need. Their burden is a heavy one and is not ours.
Let’s appreciate what we have and share some of it with those that have nothing.
Let’s stay humble about our own happiness and lighten up the day of those in sorrow.
Let’s make the world a better place – starting right there where you are – in front of your computer. In your own home. In your own neighborhood. In your own city.
You need not travel long or find charities in far away countries. Look around you, where you are and what’s around you.
What about the poor people in your neighborhood, or in your city? Those less fortunate and in need that live not far away from you.
Do you know any families in your neighborhood that struggle to meet ends? Do you feel sorry for them and wish they would have a better life? There is where your charity starts – right around the corner. Give! Anything! But most of all, give your kindness! Help lighten up the burden of another.
There are so many ways to do that.
Take their children out for a day out. Offer to help tidy up the house and cook a meal for that family. The clothes you don’t wear anymore – give them as a gift. Drop an anonymous card in their mailbox with a few bucks in there so that they can buy some food or shoes for the children. Or leave a box outside the door with things you think they might put to good use, write a kind note to go with it and wish them well. There are so many other things that we usually keep in our homes and never look at them and they might be much appreciated by a family that has little to nothing.
You see, you don’t even have to meet them if you don’t want to, or can’t bring it up – there are ways to give anonymous but still make it personal.
There are many ways to give.
And yes, it might be an idealistic point of view but this is not about labeling. This is about motivating you to look at the idealist in you.
Give to those in need. What you can give is already yours and you have plenty of it.
Give your time, your kindness, an encouraging word, a helping hand… The possibilities are endless.
If we look close – close to home – we’ll see that there are people in need right around the corner.
Give more to those in need.
Practice more random acts of kindness!