Life today is tough and we are so often wrapped up in our challenges we forget that there are often people or animals in a worse situation than we are. Some people also feel that nobody has ever helped them and why should they help others. This is a sad situation and one at The Orange we do not encourage.
Giving is such an amazing experience and we share some of the reasons why you should give a little:
• Helps to create an Attitude of Gratitude
The more you give of yourself they more you will receive in return. Giving helps you to focus on what you have and how much you have to be grateful for.
• Helps you to understand areas in life that you care about
Giving to a cause that creates a stir inside of you not only serves the organization but gives you a sense of achievement and satisfaction.
• Keeps your life in order
Giving does not have to be only financial. Giving is giving of your money, your clutter, your skills but more than anything give your time freely. You will be rewarded in so many ways.
• Encourages others to Give
When people see you giving so freely and get so much satisfaction back they will consider giving more. We do not say shout it from the rooftops but giving is visible to all that you are close to – work colleagues, family, friends and others. Would it not be wonderful to encourage our children to become giving individuals.
• Uplifts and Helps others
This is the one area that most people believe giving is all about and they forget that they also receive a benefit. Choose someone or something that will benefit from your actions, donations and you will see them grow in many ways.
It feels good to give, Deep down inside, we all want to feel that we contributed, added value and had some kind of meaning and purpose in our lives. Giving to others helps to feel that we’ve made that difference and helped to alleviate suffering in somebody else’s life.
At The Orange we encourage everyone to give back in some way to society and suggest the following organisations for some involvement.
FOR DONATIONS – SUPPORT ADVENTURES FOR LOVE
YOUR TIME – FIFTY PLUS SKILLS VOLUNTEER