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A Year of Gifting Week 32

Charity of Your Choice-Being Grateful

As we are in the midst of the holiday season, whatever meaning that holds for you, this week I thought to have each one of us take some time to be grateful.  Gratitude is so transforming.  Being thankful for the people in our life; our family, our friendships and the people that come into our life to each us lessons, all keeps us open to new and exciting experiences.  Sharing our gratitude by giving back blesses us with the gift of compassion, awareness and community enhancement and some research shows it increases our white blood cell count and provides the body with antioxidants.  

Below is a list of reasons to give back this holiday season.  Along with believing that giving back is the right thing to do it just makes me feel good and in alignment with my true self.  Read the reasons for giving back below and find one that's in alignment with you.  This week choose any charity of your choice and join me in donating a minimum of $3-$10.00, or better yet, donate your time.  If you're not sure what to donate to consider going to our website and choose one, but give yourself the gift of giving this week, that's what the true spirit of this holiday is all about.  Whatever holiday you celebrate this season I wish you the gifts of joy, peace and gratitude! 

                                               Love to all, Aleta



The Benefits of Giving to Charity

by: Cait Genereuse

Five Benefits Charity Provides

Giving to charity benefits yourself as much or more than it benefits those to whom you give. That reason alone should be sufficient to justify starting now. If you need more convincing, read on:

1. Giving to a charity helps make our communities better places to live by helping to provide goods and services to people who might not otherwise have access to them. When we raise the standard of living for the least able among us, we raise our own standard of living in turn.

2. What motivates you more: Having stuff or feeling good? If you chose the latter, you're not alone. Many have found over centuries of recorded history that their ultimate satisfaction came from helping those in need.

3. Those who witness our giving are reminded that we are all interdependent on one another for our care and well-being. That reminder can have a viral effect and motivate countless others to follow your example.

4. At the very least, your gifts to charity will be rewarded, in part, by the government in the form of a reduced tax liability. Business owners can especially benefit from this if they give through their businesses.

5. Some believe that what they give to the world is returned to them threefold, sevenfold, or even tenfold! Their experiences bear out their beliefs. The only way you'll find out is to start.


Any gift to a charity is better than no gift. Start at a level you're comfortable with now. Increase if, or more likely when, you feel able and willing to. Look at what your generosity does for others, and also observe the good that it does for you.

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