Economically speaking, it’s been a rough few years for many families and their communities. Despite the hardships many people face they have still been able to lend a hand to others in need; giving their time and money. I enjoy watching the TV reality show Secret Millionaire, because the concept of giving is evident in the program. Millionaires are placed in poverty-stricken communities for one week and must live on a very modest stipend with no resemblance of their own lives; no cell phones, no credit cards and no contact with their families.
The participants don’t have a lot of time to dwell on the things they’re lacking in their new surroundings because they quickly seek out local organizations to offer assistance through volunteering. While they volunteer, the participants get an opportunity to see first hand how the organization directly impacts the community, for the better. In the end, although the participants return back to their lives of luxury, I’m sure their volunteer experiences stay with them.
Many of us might not have the monetary wealth of millionaires, but we are all rich because the invaluable rewards of giving are available to anyone.
Casually speaking and all the best,