IMAGINE PEACE FOUNDATION
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
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
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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