This is important. This is something tangible and simple and amazing that you can do today to help your fellow humans. Are you feeling despair because of the election? Wondering how you'll make it through another hump day? Wondering what you can do to make yourself and another person have a better day, or month, or year?!
Wonder no more! The good people over at Together Rising have created this incredible annual giving extravaganza in which you should totally participate! Even if you don't have extra cash this holiday season, go there and take a look at some of the amazing opportunities to show other humans that you, a complete stranger, love them and want to do something for them!
Some of the past years' 'gifts' have included such simple items as a hand-written note, a new sweatshirt, a childrens' book. All gift requestors have been vetted as real-life actual humans, being insanely brave and shameless and asking for very specific help (no more than $100) that will make a very specific difference to them or someone they love.
And in the spirit of shamelessness, I will tell you that I am one of them.
I'm broke! But you know what? I'm still going to scour those listings tomorrow and find as many as I can that don't require financial involvement. And I am going to hand-make cards, or write letters or leave voicemails or whatever else I can do to spread some Love and Hope and Light!!
I'm so excited! It's like Christmas!