ST. CROIX INSIGHTS

Share Your Blessings by Giving Back

BY BRETT ANDERSON/ST.CROIX ADVISORS, LLC

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Photo by Elaine Casap

Whether or not we recognize it every day, you and I are incredibly blessed in our lives. But hold on—how can I possibly know this about you when I don’t even know who you are?

Consider this: You’re reading this piece. That means you have access to the internet or someone who values you enough to have printed this for you. Either circumstance is a blessing. When you share your blessings, their impact multiplies.

How to Give Back

For many of us, a monetary gift is the easiest way to give back: we just pull out the checkbook, sign our name, and put the issue out of our minds until the next round of charitable giving. However, giving back can take many different forms. More difficult in this busy world—and therefore potentially more rewarding and more personally impactful—is giving your time and talent.

Here’s a list of just a few possible things you might do to leverage your time and talents for the greater good:

  • Volunteer at your place of worship.
  • Offer tutoring or childcare services to local schools or after-school programs.
  • Organize a book donation drive for your neighborhood or install a Little Free Library on your property.
  • Ask your local library, food pantry, or animal rescue service how you can help.
  • Contact a nonprofit organization whose mission resonates with your passion and offer your time and skills.

This list is not exhaustive. Observe the needs of your community, tap into your unique strengths, and you’ll unearth countless new ideas for giving back.

Share Your Blessings, Multiply Their Effects

However you choose to be impactful in the world, know that you aren’t just benefitting others with your service; you’re multiplying the blessings in your own life.

Some of your most significant and impactful experiences will come from helping others. Giving benefits both the giver and the receiver, and those blessings can ripple out into the community in unexpected ways.

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