Be a Cheerful Giver

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.

H. Jackson Brown Jr., American author (Fun fact—the H in Mr. Jackson’s name stands for Harriett)

Giving Tuesday is a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Dates vary for this day but it’s always five days after U.S. Thanksgiving.

 Last year, $1.9 billion was donated globally. This year is critical for giving as nonprofits are experiencing an increase in demand and a decrease in contributions. 

It may be a cliche’, but God does love a cheerful giver. Whether you give today or other days of the year, give what you can to an organization near and dear to your heart. A few of mine include: Habitat for Humanity, local food pantry, my church, and Alzheimer’s Association. What are yours?

Affirmation: I feel joy in giving.

Coaching question: What does giving mean to you?