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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giving Tuesday

First, we had Black Friday. Then, we added Cyber Monday. After that, we squeezed in Small Business Saturday. Now, we are following up with Giving Tuesday. I admit, I hadn't heard of Giving Tuesday until yesterday, when I was watching CNN at the gym and they mentioned it. I had to go look it up, because the captioning was bad and I wasn't 100% sure what I was reading. Sure enough, Giving Tuesday is a thing.

As someone who gives an annual PSA about giving during the season, I am all for this. As someone who truly believes what we put out will come back to us threefold, I am all for this. In fact, this may be the most sincere, earnest post I make all year, every year.

Because every year, I do a post about giving. This year, it's a little different. This year, if you want suggestions about what to give, where to give, or how to give if you're strapped, go to the links from 2005, 2007, 2008 (the first year Toys for Troops made an appearance, FYI), 2009, or 2010. I missed 2006 and 2011, go figure. Still, those five years should give you some really good ideas. And holy shit, I've been blogging a long time.

For this year, I'm just going to say "Give Something." Give today, if you want. That's great. Give a lot. Give a little. A can of green beans or a hundred dollars to the local food bank. Give a smile or time. Give a clean load of laundry or a swept floor. Give a can of dog food or a year's supply of kitty litter. You know what matters to you. You know what you have available to you. Give what's in your own heart. It will come back to you. Threefold.

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat...



Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

3 comments:

Cut Porker said...

And yet, not nearly long enough. Blog longer. Blonger.

Bill Dameron said...

Thank you for giving to us, your readers!

BostonPobble said...

Cut Porker ~ I'm a bad penny; you can't get rid of me. ;)

Bill Dameron ~ Right back at you, Bill.