CHARITY AND WEALTH BUILDING
Barbara Walters just pledged $250,000 for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief, George Stephanopolis promised $50,000. These public contributions are inspiring and motivating. And it’s great to give during times of disaster. I will contribute today to the red cross as well. But, don’t forget about others during the rest of the year.
Don’t let disasters be the only time you give.
Get Inspired by Hurricane Sandy to Give
I hesitate to write about charity at the risk of sounding “preachy.” Which is kind of silly, since this entire website is devoted to motivating others to improve their lives through financial and personal wealth building.
CHARITY CONTRIBUTES TO WEALTH
I don’t know if giving leads to financial wealth or not. Although some folks say they’ve experienced abundance and a wealthy life when giving to others. I know the personal rewards of sharing one’s good fortune with others. Life is more than dollars and cents. In fact, consider your most wonderful memories and attach a dollar value to them; the birth of a child, the relationship with your spouse, the fun of playing with a dog, a walk through the snow, or an evening of trick or treating. Every one of those events is free!!!
A natural disasters can focus your priorities on what is important. Now is a good time to evaluate.
Financial wealth building is important, but so is giving to others, family relationships, and friends.
Give to others for your own benefit and the benefit of the global community. I recommend Charity Navigator to help wade through the mass of pleas for assistance. I automate my giving through their site as well.
What are your personal beliefs towards giving and charity? Does a natural disaster move you to action?
image credit; ABC day of giving