Supporting good works is good for the soul
When bad things happen in the world, people always hope that someone is going to address it. Marching to stop injustices, fighting fires when it’s too much for just firemen, providing food for the hungry, tutoring under privileged children and adults, and picking up trash in local parks does not happen on its own. It’s real work and there are people who are willing to take the time to do it.
What about you?
Every day we go out in to the world to do the work that pays the bills. If we are lucky that work is well aligned with our values, and with what we want to see in our world. More often however, we are working to pay the bills and maintain the world that resides at our own address. We do what we need to do to survive. But, what about the world we live in? We live here to, how are we supporting it and the work we know needs to be done?
Some Soulful Benefits of Supporting Good Work
Before I started Leap, Learn, Live, I had to ask myself, how I could best serve the world while sustaining myself. The answer back then is the same answer today. I can do it by supporting others whose work is helping to change, sustain or better the world. Volunteering, making donations and becoming a positive social media advocate are a few ways we can all change the world and keep our day jobs and soothe our souls.
So why should we?
Okay, Volunteering: There are benefits you can experience when you volunteer. According to Helpguide.org, there are four key benefits of volunteering:
So, If you've ever wondered, “What is my purpose?” Or, "How can I make a difference in the world? I can tell you, volunteering with, giving to, and actively supporting organizations whose work you admire on social media, will help you to put that question to rest once and for all.
Even if you don’t give to Leap, Learn, Live, (although I hope you will), do your soul a solid and support an organization whose work, you like knowing is being done.