The Age of Giving
I have been delighted to enjoy the beautiful fall atmosphere New England has provided. It has been enlightening and very relaxing for my family and I to see the leaves change. With the winter slowly approaching I wonder what will happen next in the coronavirus situation. After losing my parents this year, I couldn’t fathom what others are ediuring.
Personally, when I can, I give. My family has instilled a great fortune of kindness onto me and for that I am forever thankful. My wife and I once gave to the Jewish communities in Ukraine because of the hardships they were facing in the early 90s. Ever since then, we strive to do our part to support our current communities and do this but donating what we can.
Remember, donating is not only about giving someone or an organization an economic benefit. It can mean canned goods, non-perishables, clothes, sleeping bags, toothbrushes, water bottles, filters, skin care products, and hair brushes. Hygiene is extremely important, especially now with this outbreak. It’s understandable that everyone is going through a tough time now that the job market dipped and unemployment rates skyrocketed.
Nevertheless, there is always room in one’s heart to give. I learned this a long time ago and will continue practicing this notion until I no longer can. COVID-19 has impacted the lives of millions of people on a global level and so much positivity needs to be restored to all communities. The more good works people do, no matter how small, the closer we are to feeling whole again. Please find it in your heart to give to those in need or those who are suffering. Giving is not always about materialistic entities but about giving up something for someone’s else. Time can be accounted as a gift to some. Reach out to people who need it, especially in this age of uncertainty.