The second annual Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) is almost here and in my opinion it just might be one of the most important days of the holiday season. Declared a “national day of giving,” it is one day that embodies so much of what “the most wonderful time of the year” is all about. It’s our chance to remind the world that the true spirit of giving is ever present. The kind of giving that trickles beyond our families and friends and into the community. The kind of giving that says you matter, whether I have a personal relationship with you or not doesn’t determine your worth.
“Many of us stay up all night wrapping gifts year after year. We give out of obligation or from the kindness of our hearts and most often we give to those who we are close to or interact with on a regular basis. But there is a world out there that extends beyond our close circle of family and friends, and the world is in need. The world is filled with people who are depending on the kindness of others, people who may have never met them; people who are not a part of their circle. People like you and me.”
Those are words I wrote back last year over at The Conscious Perspective. Giving Tuesday is something I believe in and I’m grateful to my friend Heidi for opening my eyes to such an important day.
For those of you who haven’t had time to prepare for Giving Tuesday don’t fret! There is still time to decide how you want to make a difference. And while Giving Tuesday is an excellent start the spirit of Giving Tuesday extends beyond December 3rd.
If you need a little inspiration click over to Babble for 5 ways to celebrate #GivingTuesday as a couple.
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