Day of Giving

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The National Day of Giving, which takes place every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is also known as Giving Tuesday or Global Day of Giving. It follows three major shopping days: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It was created to unleash the power of radical generosity by giving to those in need or local charities. Giving Tuesday is a global movement observed in most countries around the world. What a great holiday, and a great opportunity for those of us with more, to give to those in need. There are so many opportunities this year to help others who have been hit with floods, hurricanes, inflation, and rising costs. If you have been blessed this year, look for ways to participate in Giving Tuesday.

Something to Think About
A series of studies found that neutrons in the portion of the brain that is associated with a sense of satisfaction start firing when a person chooses to donate money. These results are a fascinating reminder that we were created to help others around us and to make the world a better place.

Weekly Challenge
Collect toys for children, non-perishable food items for a food pantry, or donate to your favorite charity this week.

Words of Wisdom
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. – Maya Angelou

Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting. – Brian Tracey

Happiness doesn’t result from what we get but from what we give. – Ben Carson

Money is not the only commodity that is fun to give. We can give time, we can give our expertise, we can give our love or simply give a smile. What does that cost? The point is none of us can ever run out of something worthwhile to give. – Steve Goodier

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