Giving Tuesday

Today is “Giving Tuesday.”

This day naturally flows for yesterday’s piece on the truth of sufficiency for “the truth of sufficiency asserts that there is enough for me and then for everyone. Knowing there is enough inspires sharing, collaboration, and contribution.”

When we realize that we have enough, we do not need to buy more and hence have the choice to give to others who may not have enough.

Giving Tuesday was created when two organizations, the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation came together in 2012, about a month before that year’s Thanksgiving. Their intention was to set aside a day that was all about celebrating the generosity of giving, a great American tradition.

So, to whom and/or to what will we share today?

We may be very familiar with local need — persons who have a need and/or organizations which support need.

Spend some time with a lonely person at work, a neighbor who lives alone, a recent widow or widower, a child who has just become an orphan, a parent who have just lost a child, or…

These personal choices are numerous.

Or, you can give your time, or your talent or your treasure and give to an an organization. Consult http://www.charitynavigator.org for information about wise giving to proven organizations.

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