While I’ll be enjoying an extra helping of turkey and cranberry sauce, people are already camping out and lining up for the best deals of the season.
Like every other year, someone is bound to get hurt. People will fight and generally be horrible. All for some electronics or the hottest, newest toy. It’s hard not to witness this behavior on the news each year and think that we’ve completely forgotten what the season is about.*
But then I remember that there are also the stories about people performing selfless acts every single day.
Sure, it’s not totally selfless. He plans on growing and evolving as a person because of the nearly 16,000-mile journey. I’m sure he’ll get stronger both physically and mentally and he’ll probably even feel pretty accomplished when he gets to his destination.
But that’s the thing about doing things for others: it feels good. You do it for others, but you get something in return. You get to know that you helped. You made a difference.
We encourage you all to keep the true spirit of the season in mind for the rest of 2014 and into the new year so let’s kick it off by supporting the True Health Foundation (remember every dollar you donate goes to helping those in need!) and your other favorite charities on #GivingTuesday, December 2nd.
While you’re at it, encourage your friends and family to also get into the holiday spirit by giving to others on Tuesday and throughout the new year!
*Don’t get me wrong, if you love the adrenaline rush of going shopping on Black Friday, by all means, get out there! But maybe this year we could collectively get just as excited about helping others?
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