Today is Giving Tuesday. Honestly, I'd never even heard of it till recently. However, in light of my recent blogs, radio show and podcasts all on the topic of giving less, becoming more self-centered and learning to say"no," I thought I should chime in on this one.
Look, this is not that we are supposed to refrain from giving, rather, it's that we should become more mindful of what we give, when we give, how we give, to whom we give and most of all WHY we give. So many people I know, coach and love give when they need to receive. They say "yes" when they need to say "no." This is about creating authentic giving, sustainable giving and giving when it matters most. If you say "yes" to something you are saying "no" to something else, or someone else, and quite often that someone else is yourself.
Don't give less - just give more mindfully and wisely. Say "no" when it's time to say, "no," but say "yes" when it's time to say "yes."
Happy Giving Tuesday. Maybe tomorrow should be Receiving Wednesday. What do you think?