I love this post. I read the first few responses and got hung up on the fact that everyone said "if I had a lot of money." I may not have a lot to give and it may not make a huge impact but if everyone who has a little gives a little it can make a huge difference. I work for a hospital and we have a Foundation that helps to fund it. Employees can have donations deducted from their payroll. We have about 1500 employees. If only $1 was given by each every pay day, the Foundation would receive $39,000 per year. Don't think your small contributions won't matter.Aimy wrote: ↑04 Jul 2017, 12:57Yes, I would love to be generous. However, to be generous, we don't need a lot of money. Little deeds of kindness, tender words of care, a smile and just a helping hand, that may not be a big deal for us, can bring happiness or at least a little comfort in someone's life. As for as money is concerned, spending it to bring happiness in others lives is a means of bringing satisfaction in our lives. How can one be happy? if people around them are suffering and they know that they can get others out of their afflictions by just spending some money.
I also agree with those who said to be careful where your money goes. I have a coworker who gives money to the people begging by the interstate but I am so weary of what they will use it and whether or not they actually are in need.
Of course if I did have a lot of money I would be thrilled to share it. I live a typical middle class life with just enough money to cover my bills, extra expenses to fix up my house, and a few treats like eating out. I don't need much more than that. I have what I have aspired to have. As we say in the South, anything else is just lagniappe.