“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Everyone possess the ability to give back in their own unique way, whether it’s through time, financial contribution, knowledge transfer or using your talents/skill sets to make the world a better place.
Giving back continually offers me a new, ever-evolving perspective on life. Volunteering my time in underserved areas provides a constant reminder of how incredibly fulfilled a person can be, regardless of the absence of the luxuries we take for granted in America, such as clean water. The people I’ve met (who have little-to-no material possessions) are the wealthiest people I know in terms of family and friends, gratefulness, and overall happiness.
It’s an amazing feeling to know your contributions to non-profit organizations are being optimized to improve the quality of life for others such as digging wells to provide clean water, providing medications to patients who would otherwise go without, and creating sustainable living; for example, through tilapia farms used within orphanages.
Americans won the lottery in terms of where we were born, we were indeed lucky. Sharing and disseminating our good fortune to others, who happen to be born in an environment with less opportunities available, can help lead others to a more prosperous life.