Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Case For Giving

Is it an oxymoron to be writing about giving in a Personal Finance blog? Not if you have a holistic view of financial well-being. Financial well-being encompasses wealth creation, appreciation and sharing of your time and money to finally create joy and happiness. Giving creates a balance between you and your social context.

(In the giving mood!)

Tis the season to give but my contention is that giving is a fundamental facet of human expereince. Giving is not a seasonal or obligatory act. If you have to write a check to United Way or drop off your junk at the Salvation Army - it's better than nothing but I would say you missed the point.

Giving needs to come from the heart. Giving is pursuing your passion to help someone, anyone - because you want to. And I believe that everyone has something, which they can give. Give selflessly; give because you believe in it and you complete the cycle. Find a cause or situation which moves you and devote a few pennies or minutes to make a change.

Remember - true giving makes you richer as a human being. And being rich with joy is the ultimate goal for anyone seeking financial well-being.

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