Thanksgiving is now past us, and Black Friday is a memory that most of us are recovering from as we speak. Tomorrow is Cyber Monday, the day when we will all hit our computers and get some great deals as we check those names off of our Christmas list. And, while it's nice to get those gifts that we all have to buy, we have to step back and think for a minute.... What are we really doing? Are any of us really practicing any TRUE giving?? That's where Giving Tuesday steps in. It's Black Friday and Cyber Monday's more kindhearted cousin, and it's this Tuesday, December 2. On Giving Tuesday, the whole point is to, well, give. No matter what, just give. Real giving, to another human being.
It doesn't have to be extravagant, you don't have to have a lot of money. Simply give what you can, to someone who deserves it. Bring in your neighbor's trash can, or treat a friend to a cup of coffee. Hold the door for a stranger or donate some cash to your favorite cause. Anything you can do to Give Forward on Giving Tuesday is what you need to be doing. Still don't know where to start? Visit Giving Forward and consider giving to this awesome family. They could really use our help. It's time, right now. No more standing on the sidelines, no more thinking "I'll help tomorrow". The time is now. Let's all band together and pledge to do our part on #GivingTuesday!