Don���t forget Giving Tuesday

23. November 2012 09:01


Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, all of these special days sure make for busy week! It all starts with gorging ourselves on a 3,000 calorie meal. Once we recover from the food coma, we plan out our full weekend of shopping to make sure we get the best deals. Lots of food, lots of deals, buying lots of ‘things’. This has become the norm for the Thanksgiving weekend, but what about those that are less fortunate? I always try to show and state my thankfulness for my many blessings, remember the less fortunate, and be grateful for what I have rather then thinking about what I want. But is this enough?

Am I actually helping anyone else by humbly thinking of them and being grateful for what I have? Do my thoughts keep anyone warm, fill their stomachs, or show God’s love to them? No! Well we now have another day to finish out the Thanksgiving weekend. #Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday was created by New York’s 92nd street Y with this simple idea “We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals….Wouldn’t it be great to have a day for giving back?”

This movement has growing very rapidly and gaining popularity every day. Let us all take this day to give back to non-profit organization's that truly make a difference in the lives of others. There are countless causes that need your support, and there are many ways of ‘giving back’. You can pledge to support them financially to help their cause and mission. Even if you cannot afford to give money, you can also give your time. No matter where you live, even in the smallest cities, there are organizations around that need more helpers. One way or another, lets all do our part to spread the word and make the inaugural #Giving Tuesday a huge success.

“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.”

-Deuteronomy 16:17

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