It’s that time of year. Where we take the time to give thanks for what we have while giving back to those that are in need.
While it is easy to get caught up in the things we do not have I want you to join me in showing gratitude for the things you do have while also giving back to those in need.
*Special thank you to Boost Mobile for sponsoring this post and reminding us of the importance of giving thanks and giving back not just during the holiday season but throughout the year*
Giving Back (Even When You’re On A Budget)
Giving Back is not just for the wealthy. It is not just for rich people. Even if you are on a tight budget there are ways you can give back to your community.
Boost Mobile has the right idea. From November 22-24, Boost Mobile will be partnering with Butterball to kick-off their “Giving Thanks While Giving Back” campaign where they will be providing free turkeys during this holiday season.
There will be a total of 31 events in and around the U.S., including here in New York City and our second home in Orlando, Florida. Be sure to visit Boost Mobile to learn more about the campaign.
Do you or someone you know want a Free Turkey for the holiday season? Visit Boost Mobile to find your closest location and learn how you can get a Free Turkey.
Importance of Giving Back
Are you that person that gets excited to give someone a gift? When you find the right gift and know that someone is going to love it, why is it that we get so pumped? Almost to the point that we want them to open it right away?
Why is that giving someone a gift can be so much more exciting than receiving one?
Giving back means different things to different people. However, the one thing that most people feel when they give back is a sense of gratitude, a sense of importance and more importantly, a sense of happiness. Seeing the joy in someone else’s face is the biggest reward of all time. And that feeling of goodness and compassion is what truly makes giving back so important
Why is Giving Back to the Community Important?
We are better when we support each other. And by giving back and lending a helping hand not only do we empower others but we also set an example that others will repeat and replicate.
We are stronger together and whether you have the ability to give back today or are grateful for someone that helped you in a time of need the support of each other is what helps to build a strong community.
Even if giving away a Butterball Turkey is not in your budget, you can still give thanks and give back as well.
Ways to Give Back to Your Community
Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, and the best part: it is free. Find a local charity, shelter or hospital that can use an extra helping hand this holiday season.
(2) Help A Neighbor In Need
Sometimes the people that are closest to you are the ones that may be the most in need. Check-in on your neighbors. Maybe it’s spending an afternoon providing company to an elderly neighbor or offering up free babysitting to a parent that needs a break. Or if you are one of those people that like to shop offer to shop for a neighbor that is otherwise homebound.
(3) Pick Up the Phone and Call an Old Friend
It may be strange for this to fall under giving back but it is amazing what a phone call, an email or even a text message can mean to someone. Especially when it is completely out of the blue.
Know someone that cannot be home for the holidays. Plan a video chat date night complete with face masks, hot chocolate and a holiday classic.
With the new LG Stylo TM 5 planning a virtual get together is easy. As someone that is always traveling and spending many a holiday away from home, features such as the 6.2-inch FHD + FullVision display and long-lasting battery are a game-changer for connecting with family.
And the best part: Boost Mobile makes having reliable phone service and access to unlimited high-speed data affordable.
And you know I like affordable!
Grab your LG Stylo and go on a virtual date night.
Donating doesn’t always have to mean cash money or even time. Look around you. If there is stuff you don’t need, put it in a box and donate it. There are things that you may not use anymore that would be an amazing gift to someone else in need.
(5) Craft for Charity
Can you knit? Do you have a special skill? Share your skill with others whether it is knitting hats for babies or teaching others how to play an instrument.
Ways to be Chartable on a Tight Budget
Regardless of your budget, you can still give back. You can volunteer your time to a hospital, shelter, school or charitable organization. Donate clothes, shoes or household goods that you no longer need.
These are just a few ideas of how you too can be charitable even when you’re on a tight budget.
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Giving Thanks this Holiday Season
When was the last time you showed gratitude for the things you do have? When was the last time you picked up the phone and just said hi to an old friend or relative?
This holiday season make it a point to start a new habit of showing gratitude and giving back. The first step to living an abundant life is giving thanks and giving back.