|I am sure you are getting notes from so many worthy organizations this #GivingTuesday for so many worthy causes. The most vulnerable of us still have urgent financial needs and in some cases those needs are growing. I feel honored to have chosen a path that makes me think daily of ways to help and to empower. When I decided to start a purpose driven organization that gives back, little did I know that I will be the one receiving invaluable gifts. It warms my heart when I see my industry colleagues, community volunteers, student interns, and even my 6 years old son getting excited to help and to think of new ways to empower others.
On this day, I give you these words by Khalil Gibran that continue to inspire us:
There are those who give little of the much which they have–and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.
And there are those who have little and give it all.
These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.
And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;
They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth.
It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding;
And to the open-handed the search for one who shall receive is joy greater than giving.
And is there aught you would withhold?
All you have shall some day be given;
Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors’.
Faisal El Azzouzi
Founder | GETCHARGEDUP