Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.” – Norman Vincent Peale
If so you certainly are not alone since nonprofits typically receive over 40% of their financial donations during the holiday season.
And why not celebrate the season by lending a helping hand? It brings back the idea that the holidays are about caring for and helping others. And it’s an easy and graceful option to finding a gift for that person who’s always so hard to buy for anyway.
There’s no arguing the intention is admirable, but there are two things to consider before you commit to charitable gift giving. You’ll want to make sure you understand how the charity of your choice will actually use your donation(s) and – when it’s a gift – how the intended recipient is likely to feel about the gesture. For example … read more…
The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. ~Leo Rosten
Have you found your purpose in life?
Some people appear to have been born with a clear vision for their purpose, while others struggle to find the answer to this question their entire lives. After all, how can you be really sure that you’ve found your purpose anyway?
If you have followed IGG for any time you know I am a big fan of TED Talk, and in particular the lesser known TEDx presentations. Today I’d like to share a treasure with you that I hope will inspire you as much as it has me. read more…
You never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ~Author Unknown
With Thanksgiving just days away this holiday season has officially arrived. While a few will be content to avoid participating in holiday activities and traditions, most of us will willingly and wholeheartedly jump into the annual dance of joyful chaos that includes shopping, decorating, activities for the family, entertaining and maybe even travel.
If you typically “wing-it” through the holiday season – either because you feel you have no other option or because you genuinely enjoy the craziness – today I’d like to share with you a few simple ways to lessen the busyness and stress of the remaining weeks of this year, while creating a more meaningful holiday season. read more…
Achieving balance in your life is not about better time management; it’s about better priority management. ~Author Unknown
Have you ever considered how elusive life balance is? Think about it … volumes have been written about it, many people make a fine living teaching how to achieve it, everybody talks about it, longs for it, but nobody ever actually seems to have it.
Can you define what a truly balanced life would look like for you? How do you measure balance in your life?
Before we go any further let’s take a moment to consider the possibility that attempting to achieve a completely “balanced” life – in the context that all areas of your life, career, relationships, money, health, recreation, personal growth, etc. – receive equal and unbiased attention from you day-after-day, may in fact be unrealistic. read more…