Yes, 'tis the season to be generous!

Thursday, 06 December 2012 08:02

Don’t you just love this time of year? Regardless of a person’s religion, spirituality or just downright goodness, this is the season where people seem to be more mindful.

And people open their wallets a little more easily whether to the sound of the ringing bell posted at the entrance to many establishments or the gentle encouragement of various organizations positioned to aid families in need. Admit it - it’s hard to walk past the ringing bell without pulling out some loose change, a dollar or more!

So why do we need reminders that tug on our heartstrings that there are those so much less fortunate? The organizations that are in motion during the holidays more often than not are willing to take donations anytime. Need doesn’t have a season…it exists among us each and every day.

Perhaps it is the guilt of knowing the delightful gifts we will receive, the sumptuous meals in which we will partake, the warmth of a roof over our heads while sharing wonderful moments with family and friends that cause us to be more generous at this time of year… knowing full well that many won’t experience the same…or even close to the same!

Well, I’m on a mission for 2013…to bring more awareness to giving throughout the year rather than waiting for the pangs of seasonal guilt. There are many humanitarian initiatives that go unnoticed and my objective will be to provide a platform of recognition which I will be featuring monthly on my web site.

If you are aware of any initiatives to aid those in need and would like to add your voice, please know I welcome your input.

So here’s to increased mindfulness with a “for all seasons” attitude, not just when we’re reminded!

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