One day a year to give to the causes you care about most

The Power of Giving

A fabulous post by our friend Desiree Adaway.  Big thanks to our friend and fellow philanthropist!

The Power Of Giving

by DESIREE ADAWAY on MAY 4, 2011

   
  
 
Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do.
Khalil Gibran

Times are difficult for so many people.  Huge unemployment, record breaking gas prices and a general sense of unease have made many of us fearful. We just are not sure what the future will bring.

We thought that by 2011 things would have gotten better and for many of us things have. Yet that nervousness of the bottom dropping out still plagues us…..it still lingers.

I have at times over the past year felt hesitant to give, donate or share.  It shames me to write that, but it is the truth.  At times I have felt that fear. That feeling of lack-the false sense that if I hold on tightly to what I have things will be ok, if not better.

It was so not true.

Conventional wisdom tells me to hold on tight, holding my coins tightly in my hand and to ignore the pain and suffering of others. Spiritual wisdom tells me to give freely and even to give more especially when I feel that I cannot. This wisdom tells me to dig deeper and connect with those in need. It tells me help in all ways I can—emotionally, financially and spiritually.

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