This is the season to give to others, to help humanity as it crashes along around you, because i don't have to work i donate my time year round, to improving the world and making others more comfortable in life, i know that everyone can not give time the way that i do but even a few hours a month can make a difference. for me it is a way to feel part of the larger world volunteering and the work i do on charity boards makes me connected to the lives of people who need me.
I know it sounds silly but for me it balances out all this wicked fun i am having sexually because i am still doing good things with the rest of my time, so as i was talking to a friend about it i realized not everyone knows how to get started. If you have time to give, even if it is only a little bit i strongly recommend typing volunteer match into your search engine, they have listings for all kinds of local non-profits that need your help.
some of my pet projects for giving time include the Juliann center where they provide shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as survivors of child sexual abuse. I also give time to collect and distribute food during the holidays, i recommend second harvest if you are interested in giving, and i volunteer as a hospice care worker for a few families a year.
some groups need our time and our money both like FAMM Families Against Mandatory Minimums is the national voice for fair and proportionate sentencing laws. Freeing non-violent drug offenders this group shines a light on the human face of sentencing, advocate for state and federal sentencing reform, and mobilize thousands of individuals and families whose lives are adversely affected by unjust sentences, and of course i am an active member of NORML also several times a year
i also organize fund raisers for some special projects that need the money not my time, closest to my heart is the American cancer society and the most fun for gift giving is the heifer project international you can give the gift of Independence to hungry people all over the world, this makes a great gift during the holidays you can give someone you love the gift of helping others, you chose what animal to purchase with your donation the animal is then delivered the people are taught how to sustain and harvest the animals, then when they have more animals they pass them on so an entire village can change from the gift of a few goats, you can choose almost anything from honey bees to water Buffalo's and know you are doing your part to truly end world hunger,
so what ever your pet project is don't forget to take part in the greater world out there and do more for others, we are all links in the chain of humanity so do your part to pull the weight of the world along. anyway you look at it doing good for others is the right thing to do, and i am a big believer in karma so i am stocking up good karma for a rainy day. i sure hope this post acts a reminder to you that with the holidays hot on our heels it isn't all about fun sometimes we need to take time and do the right thing...