In the first 4 weeks of my journey of giving, I was able to maintain my give through diverse methods. Because I have a full-time job that often requires me to travel, I personally can't commit to a full-time giving position. In this second post, I'd like to share with you the four unique categories I've encountered to enable me to give even when I'm busy.
1. DONATIONS: No Effort, Little Time, Lots of Money
While this category important, it also has it's hazards. Opening up my wallet was easy, but not something I could sustain on a daily basis. Eventually the I'd run out of money, the needs are so great. Beside, it didn't help reduce my loneliness or isolation, the way stepping out into the community did. Write a check couldn't lift my spirits the way working one-on-one with other humans could.
2. HARD WORK: Lots of Effort, Lots of Time, No Money
This category requires time rather and money. I found the best approach to helping existing organizations is to walk-in and ask if they need any help. Be prepared to fill-out applications or allow them to run a background check if you are working with the more vulnerable in our society. Besides being bold enough to ask, I discovered it's best to go in with a humble heart. When i enter the volunteer space, I am willing to do whatever they need. I wasn't looking for glory, I suggest you keep in mind that menial tasks contribute to the whole.
3. WORDS: Little Effort, Lots of Time, Little Money
This category didn't make me sweat, and sometimes cost a couple bucks, the greatest effort is emotional. Writing or speaking words of encouragement offers food to another human soul, but to do it well you need to invest thought energy. What I love about this category is that it enables me to maintain my giving momentum even when I had to travel away from home.
A reminder that the focus of this blog site is about daily giving to the needy; God's Inertia and his desire to bring sunshine to my melancholy temperament. The physic's definition of inertia, "a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force." He's the external force that has reinvigorated my life through daily opportunities to give to those in need.
If you feel called to join me, then I suggest you get a calendar or some other ability to plan out different items in each category as you feel led by God. I will be sharing with you what God inspires me to do as well as lessons I've learned along the way.
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