09 Dec Making a Commitment to Be Members Of “Generation Generosity”
Happiness is NOT selfishness.
Happiness is NOT narcissism or individualism or … happiness IS about connection and belonging and relationships and more.
One of the most effective ways to boost our happiness and wellbeing is by giving and helping and doing good to and for others.
Which is why I love and am keen to share this great article …
by Alexis Glick via Thrive Global
There are millions in our nation who each day give of their time, talent, and treasure to support organizations, institutions, and causes they care deeply about. I applaud their engagement, their financial support, and their passion to make a difference and improve the lives and prospects of others.
According to Giving USA’s Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2020, individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations gave an estimated $471.44 billion to U.S. charities in 2020, a record amount. That marks an increase of 3.8% (when adjusted for inflation) in charitable giving over 2019.
Through individual and corporate giving, significant impact and change in our world happens every day. Wishes are granted. Research is funded. Diseases are fought. Food-insecure children and families are fed. Racial equity and literacy are furthered. Struggling small businesses are given support. Youth advocates are raising their voices for a better tomorrow. And on and on.
Over the past few years, and certainly during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been awestruck by “Generation Generosity” – because it is indeed the current and upcoming generations of young people whose giving impulses are driving so much positive change in our world.
In my observation, the key tenets of this movement are individuals’ and corporations’ honest desire to improve life for all; their willingness to advocate for what matters most and put their money where their mouths are; and maintain a commitment to authenticity, honesty, and integrity – values that, to Generation Generosity, go way beyond the material…
… keep reading the full & original article HERE