Ten Percent

October 26, 2015

Ravi_Varma-Lady_Giving_Alms_at_the_TempleIn order to be more purposeful in my spending on worthy causes specifically and on anyone but myself in general I’ve decided to donate 10% of the money I have each month. I’m the queen of forgetful but I hope to keep this up every month and writing this little post will help me do so.

Being jobless as of now my funds don’t usually tip over $500 on any given day making my donation max at $50 a month. I’ve heard stories of people giving half of their wealth to charity and I think that’s amazing. I hope I can work toward that one day but for now we start at 10%. The truth is if you have $100 you’ll probably get along just fine with $90, most of us have have a source of income and small extravagances that can be reduced and redirected towards good. Spending $45 a week on groceries instead of $50 won’t make a big difference in your food consumption. Putting it aside and consistently giving it to a cause or someone other than yourself can strengthen bonds, help fund a worthy cause, or give a few necessities to those in need.

Of course a lot is more than a little but consistency is the greatest gift -as the sufi saying goes, “the greatest miracle is to be steadfast”. Not just to others but to our selves. To become not merely consumers but also givers. I encourage you to make this small change today, don’t delay it and don’t make excuses. Start lower if you want at 1% and make an intention to keep it up. We have to give to make this world and ourselves better.

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At the end of this month I’ll be giving to this cause, God willing.

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