Right now, many household budgets are strained, making giving a lot more difficult. Everyone is working with reduced resources, and most of us feel like we don’t have enough to enjoy our own lives. The idea of giving may seem unreasonable, right? But, maybe, now, more than ever, is the best time to give. Why? Because there is power in giving.
It’s not necessary to look far from home to find real need. The U.S. has a housing crisis, forcing many people to become homeless, our community is suffering from the effects of police brutality and the prison industrial complex, there are many people not receiving proper nutrition and health care every day, and there are children who aren’t getting the attention they need to flourish, just as an example, but the list truly goes on and on.
In giving, you’ll discover many personal benefits:
A feeling of pride
Opportunities to make new relationships
The realization that you have much more than you think
One of the more profound benefits of giving is the reduction of fear. With everything going on in the world, many people live in fear of economic collapse, natural disasters, crime, paying their bills, caring for their children and their parents, etc. Because of this, people become more isolated and less connected with society and their community. Many of us don’t even know our neighbors, but by giving your time, you open yourself up to others and your community.
Giving Helps You Reach Your Full Potential
“To find yourself, lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi
Reaching your full potential is much more likely when you give. No one can fully realize what they’re capable of without being passionate about their day-to-day activities.
So, make a plan to give what you have. You may have time, money, or both to share with those less fortunate, but give something and witness the impact it has on your life. You’ll be pleasantly surprised in the power of giving and the benefits it can bring.
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