Powered by Mom says it’s time to stop sitting idly by. #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday
With all the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping I think that all too often we get caught up in that craziness and forget to think about what we’re thankful for and how we can give forward. It’s ironic if you think about it that the Black Friday shopping, sometimes trampling and general craziness comes after the day when those in the US are celebrating what they’re thankful for and appreciating family.
It’s because of such craziness that the day of Giving Tuesday came about. A day to remember to give, in whatever way you can, and to teach your kids and your family members to give too. I was recently given a link to a wonderful blog post that reminds us all to not sit idly by and encourages us to give forward now, not later, not maybe but now. You can read that blog post HERE, it also talks about bystander apathy, what it is and what we can do to turn that around.
Sometimes we think that we have to do some grand gesture in order to give forward, but when you think about it that’s not true. It’s the little things that count and can make a difference. Smile at someone if they look grumpy or just because. Buy that cup of coffee for the person who looks like they could really use it. Donate a couple of non-perishable food items to you local food bank, donate your time or items to a pet shelter.
There are so many “small” gestures that we can do that can mean a lot to someone, some animal and to the world itself, we all can give forward in our own way, there’s nothing stopping us but ourselves. Some of the things I personally do are to donate to local pet shelters and food banks. As well on Powered by Mom if you’ve been to my Facebook page you know that I consistently post about abused animals, helping animals and just spreading the word on how we can help in our own way.
So on this Giving Tuesday think about how you can Give Forward in your own way, no gesture or act is too small when it’s an act of giving.