During the Holiday season, it is a great time to get involved with philanthropic efforts – helping out neighbors, giving to charity and of course, buying presents for family. If you are currently involved with a charity or similar organization, wonderful! If not, I urge you to get involved. It is a great feeling to give to those in need – not only for their gain, but for yours.
We all have heard of the universal rule of give and take. Notice the order – give, THEN take. In everything we do, we have to give our time, in order to take something in return – whether that by wages, knowledge, friendship, experience, etc. Another twist to this is that if you want to have more of something, you must be able to give that very thing away. For example, a quick way of earning someone’s trust, is to give them your trust. If you want to know more about someone’s life, share with them some of your life’s stories.
Keeping this in mind, charity efforts will have similar returns. If you donate your time to help the underprivileged, life will find a way of helping you out in some unexpected way. Donate money to a charity fund, and suddenly financial opportunities will present themselves to you. At the very least, the gesture of giving to your fellow man is a rewarding to the spirit – and that is something you cannot put a price on.
Want a simple way to start? At the Freestyle Fighting Academy, we are doing a food and toy drive for Toys for Tots. It is running from today until Wednesday, December 23rd. Last year, we had brought in a huge donation of toys and food. This year, we want to give an even bigger donation.
In fact, we are doing a Christmas Sale at FFA for all new memberships, with discounts of up to 40% off! All you have to do to qualify is bring a toy or 3 cans of non-perishable food. If you want to learn more about it, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. So come on down to the Freestyle Fighting Academy and ask about the Christmas Sale and Toy and Food Drive – you will be glad you did!