First let me clarify what I mean by charity. Charity in this sense is the giving of your time, your energy, yourself to others. And, while it’s very cool to do community service, I would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the community service of giving charity to your family and friends.
While most of us feel very charitable during the holiday season, where we do things that make us feel good, I propose we take that feeling and make it an all day, everyday event. Which in theory would make us feel good all day, everyday. So, if you cannot go and volunteer at a community center of some sort, how about volunteering to really be there for your friends and family. When you ask someone how they’re doing, REALLY listen, and REALLY be there for them. When someone you care about is having a low moment be GENEROUS with your hugs, kisses and ears. When someone is playing dangerously on your last nerve–offer to donate your compassion to their spirit. We’ve all been on both sides of pain–this is one of the ties that binds us to one another, part of what makes us one. And, the cool thing about charity is, it’s reciperocal–it will come back to you! Imagine getting a hug or kiss as a gift rather than a few coins here and there. Come on, be honest, which one would you really prefer? LOL
Love Peace Happiness N One,

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