Earlier today, I listened to an article on UMANO that touched upon giving as a way to take care of one’s own soul. It’s like spiritual nourishment, and it keeps you from becoming spiritually complacent.
I give a tremendous amount of time (and I have a spreadsheet to prove it!), but since my reversal of fortune several years back, I have had to prune back my monetary giving. Like all of my other expenses, it was examined and cut back. Not abandoned, just reduced.
Now that I’ve been doing a bit better, I’ve received a Memo from one of my favorite charities (the other one is Harry Chapin). Guess it is time to break out the checkbook 🙂