We always talk about giving back. We talk about where to give money and how to give your time. It’s important to give back and why you should. But what do you really give back for? If you are giving back because of sweet tax breaks or a really cool mention in the local paper than you have been giving back for the wrong reasons. Charity isn’t about what it can do for you. So, if it’s not about you, and it’s about others, then why are you not giving back?
The reality is that giving back is about being the very best that you can be. It’s about learning that while you have problems and they certainly won’t just go away, there are others out there who have it far worse than you do. It should serve as a reminder that for all the bad things in your life you should be grateful for the opportunities that you have.
You should give back to charity because people would do it for you. Or at the very least people should do it for you. It’s about a ying and a yang of life. It’s about people realizing that it’s about what you give back and what comes back to you that should be equal. It’s about stepping outside yourself and giving yourself to others. Once you can be thoughtful and generous with your time you can do just about anything. It’s the most important part of your day. It’s the best thing you do and you should be rewarded for it. Don’t make the mistake of losing your way. You deserve to help people and there are people that deserve to be helped. Giving back says a lot about the person you are.