To my loyal readers: This is another reflection I previously wrote for my other project, Pass it Forward. I hope you enjoy it. -The crazy Colombian
You may be surprised by these news, but No: you do not need to be a Boy scout to Be Prepared‘ (Scouts’ motto) and Do a Good Turn Daily (Scout’s slogan). In this article we will tell you why you should create the habit of giving on a daily basis, and we will also share with you the ’secret weapon’ that makes this as easy as 1-2-3!
Why give on a daily basis?
The benefits of daily giving should be obvious, but let’s recount them:
- Giving on a daily basis will make you a better Christian / Muslim / Buddhist / <insert your religious denomination here>
- It makes you feel like you have contributed with something positive every day
- Give daily to those in need, and you will start to appreciate how much you actually have in your life
- Eventually, all that good may come back (If you don’t know about the universal Law of cause & effect or Karma, you can learn about it in this article)
- And would you believe that some forms of giving are even tax-free?
Ok, so now that you’re convinced of making Giving a daily habit, let’s move to the How.
How to give on a daily basis?
There are 2 things you need to remember to make Giving a daily habit in your life:
- Remember that creating new habits is a difficult task, so be easy on yourself. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits has written a fantastic article that will help you remember of 13 things to avoid when changing habits. We strongly recommend you read it when you’re finished with us.
- Make sure you’re ready to give when the opportunity arises. Most of the time we don’t give not because we don’t want to, but because it will take too much time, we don’t have change with us, or it simply happens at an inconvenient time. To combat these issues, we have a secret weapon: The PIF kit! What?! we here you say; Shhhhh…. it’s a cleverly guarded secret of us, committed philanthropists. But don’t worry, you can go to this Secret page to learn it all about PIF kits. It’s very easy! Take a look, and decide by yourself.