University of British Columbia professor Elizabeth Dunn recently spoke during a T.E.D Talk about the idea of how giving will increase someone’s happiness. I thought about the idea for a minute and realized that monetary giving can be rewarding, but giving of your time can be just as rewarding. Often, when we think about giving we think about our financial situation and whether we can afford to give. I have never seen anyone on the corner with a sign asking for time instead of money, simply because money is the commodity that most people value. Continue reading “Give More, Get More?”
All Jobs are Important
As we remember the days just after Hurricane Harvey visited us, we are reminded all jobs are important. I could not imagine what I would have done without that grocery store cashier or the convenience store clerk to provide a service to me; not to mention the demolition contractor, carpenter, and insurance appraiser. I also relied on several volunteers who helped me remove items from my home or provide food and shelter after the disaster – for free! All of Houston and surrounding areas witnessed a clear illustration of how all jobs are important, paid or unpaid. Continue reading “All Jobs are Important”
Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!
The holiday season is now in full swing. I can tell because all the Halloween candy is on sale for half price.
This is supposed to be a time when we celebrate peace and happiness… A time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives.
Instead, some of us are busier than ever planning holiday activities. Continue reading “Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!”