Giving back is the new black

Giving back is one of the most rewarding experiences I think anyone can ever hope to gain. I am not sure one can fully grasp the concept of this until they do something for someone that has altered their life in some way. In fact, I am also certain that not everyone is aware of the effect that giving back can have on others. It can make their day a bit brighter, help them know they are not alone and can even save them.

It doesn’t matter if the gift is big or small. It can be just as simple as helping an elderly woman carry groceries from the store to her car or as complex as organizing a fundraiser in the fight against child cancer. I feel as if it is one of the most important things in life to give back. It is the first giant step into helping make a positive impact on the world.

For one second, think about how many commercials we see on television about adopting a child to send money to, an End Hunger Now fund, the man on the corner of the street who has been sleeping outside for days, or the people of Haiti and the crisis they are now going through. The question we should be asking ourselves is: “What can we do?” It is our job to do everything we can for whoever we can.

If we all just stopped for a second and did something to help, we would be that much closer to leading this world into a happier, more positive and beneficial place. We only have one lifetime to make a difference; I