How many of us blame a lack of time or resources for why we aren't more generous Here are 3 simple things you can do NOW no matter how much or littletime and money you have:
1. Give What You've Got: Take a stack of books or clothes your child no longer can use or wants AND donate them on your way to work. Local libraries take gently used books. Good Will takes gently used clothes. While dropping off the books, your child can sign up for the summer reading program. WiN/WiN!
2. Text a Loved One in Need: It takes a matter of seconds to send an encouraging text to someone who is struggling with the loss of a loved one, a job or is going through any kind of difficulty. You can be the difference they need that day!
3. Be Inconvenienced: Helping someone in need often means you are inconvenienced. Helping a coworker can mean missing your lunch break. Visiting a sick relative often means getting home from work late. Volunteering can mean giving up your much loved weekend time. But, in the cost benefit analysis you will always win when you choose to give no matter what. Keep this in mind the next time someone asks for your help or the phone rings when you are in the middle of much "busy-ness" and its someone you know is hurting.