Never pass up an opportunity to GIVE to others . . . even in small ways

Often we forget that money is not always what people need. There are times when a simple hug might be worth a million dollars to someone who is feeling depressed. Your phone call wishing an old friend a happy birthday may be a lifesaver and those DVD’s you no longer watch might do a world of good at the senior center.

Stop thinking that you have to give big to help others and start looking for the little things that you can do: shoveling snow from your elderly neighbor’s sidewalk; putting your neighbors empty trash cans back into their yard before the wind blows them down the street; giving a few canned goods to the local food bank. Small things truly can go a long way.

Start a monthly routine of going through your house and giving away at least one thing that you no longer use!