Traditionally, Thanksgiving is the time of year where we give thanks. Above all, I want to express my gratitude to you. You are one of 25 people who have joined me in the quest for making better donations. I am deeply grateful for you, your trust, and your willingness to put your money where your heart is.
Together will we have donated $6,116 by the end of the year
Yes! Your $25 per month has added up to $6,116! Your $25 was increased by 24,356%! That’s not a typo. 24,356%!
You’ve heard me say time and again, that our power comes not just from the fact that we donate together, but that we donate smarter. Our $25 to the wrong charity could be worth ZERO dollars. But we’re choosing well-researched charities doing great work. We’re making sure our donations matter.
What’s so important about making our donations matter?
Sometimes there is a tendency to dismiss the meaning of donating money. We may have the impression that giving time is more valuable than giving money and that it’s something we do when we can’t or don’t want to donate our time. Now, I, in no way, intend to diminish the importance of giving time. Time is the essence of our life. Our lives are measured by minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, beginnings, and ends. Our life is time. Each minute lived is one minute we never have again. When we give our time, we give our life.
Giving money is equally important to giving time. Money is a symbolic and material object that we’ve received in exchange for our time– for our life. When we give our money, we have chosen to say that this thing/event/cause is worthy of my life. What we spend our money on is who we are.
You’ve decided that who you are is a person who cares AND a person who does. In the final analysis, what we say and what we believe is of little consequence. What matters is what we do.
I’m honored to be a person who does with you.
Giving Thanks by Giving Money
Donating money is only one way I give thanks for all the blessings I have in my life, but it seems the most appropriate one to talk about here with you. And I would like to honor you and to give thanks to you for the pleasure of making great donations together, so I am donating an additional $25 to each giving circle for our December donation.
I can’t wait to find out what amazing charities we’ll support next!