In my last year in college, I decided I needed to be more positive. I was in school full time and working full time. I was exhausted, and I couldn’t focus on anything that made me happy. To turn that around, I decided to write down every time something good happened. On Saturday, I would donate $5 to a charity, for every good thing that happened that week. Not only was I reminding myself what made me happy, but I also was helping others and donating to charities I supported.
That didn’t last though. Moving and finding a job cancelled out my donations. I missed feeling good about the donations though. I liked contributing to things I cared about. I decided I wanted to go back to doing it, but I would make it more focused. Instead of donating to random charities here and there, I wanted to be a consistent donor, so I could track the progress of the charity and know my role in it was helping.
I have picked 3 charities. I will create a post about them, explaining why they were chosen. I started donating last month, and I am already on month two. I feel good about it. The goal is only partially accomplished though. Need to keep it up through 2013.
**Progress & Tidbits**