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Giving Thanks Means Giving Back. 6 Ways to Give Back on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives.  Most often we do that by writing down what we’re thankful for, by praying or by thanking someone and telling them how much we appreciate them.

Another way to give thanks is by giving back.  Giving back not only makes others feel good but it also has the ability to warm our own hearts too.

Here are 6 ways you can give back this Thanksgiving:

  1. Support a new business with your money or your voice. Sending congratulations and good luck is always appreciated but making a purchase or giving a shout out on social media will go a long way in showing your support.

  2. Spend time with someone you care about. Time is our most valuable resource, there’s no doubt about it. So when you take time to play a game with a child, read to an elder or have tea with a friend who is going through a hard time, your small gesture will show that person how much you care.

  3. Be a mentor. Becoming a mentor gives you the opportunity to share your talent, skills, and experience with someone looking to learn and grow either personally or professionally. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program provides a phenomenal way to help shape the future of a young person. Within my industry, the real estate industry, The WomanUP! movement also provides an incredible opportunity for women to mentor women.

  4. Donate blood. The American Red Cross is giving $5 Amazon gift cards for anyone who donates between now and December 18th, 2019.

  5. Adopt a family. Check with your church, your local town or your employer for opportunities to adopt a family this holiday season by purchasing clothing or supplies they need.

  6. Adopt a dog. Dogs provide unconditional love and there are so many who need a good home. Check your community for local shelters. In Greater Boston, Buddy Dog, the Northeast Animal Shelter or Baypath Humane Society are great resources.

I’d love to know what things you do to give back. Leave me a comment below.

Of course, if you enjoyed this post, I’d love it if you’d share it with your world.

Feature image courtesy of Jane Berger.

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