6:06 PM 

Are we there yet? Did we make it pass the massive shopping days? I think I've never been more frustrated about Black Friday and all the cyber craziness that is happening right now. I understand that people need to get their sales numbers back, since there were many lost months this year where shopping was limited or not even happening. No vacations happened either, so many people end the year with some extra money in their pockets...what a good opportunity to spend it now. 

We survived the year, kinda... we achieved something we planned...who knows. We will treat ourselves, no matter what. Are we saving ourselves right now or are we helping small businesses who still struggle the most? Are we still caught up with this fear of missing out that we have to buy things like crazy right now, even though we could use our money for something else?

Having a steady income again, I feel more than grateful and so I sat down to plan my savings and my spendings. Budget is so important, no matter how rich or poor you are. Sooo...what do I do this sale season? Well, I am not taking part in it. It's that simple. I am not a party pooper, but I want to focus on the things that happen around me. 

I am well. 

I am healthy.

I have a roof over me and my pantry is feeding me well. 

But what about the people who don't have a thing? The people who sleep outside? The people who don't know what to eat next? Grown-ups, kids, so many people are struggling right now... people like you and me are out there having problems to feed their families. Corona madness is still here. People are hungry, people are mentally and physically exhausted. 

We need to pay attention to this. 

Gladly, #GivingTuesday exists and I want to stretch this and make this the motto of this month. I want us to focus on the important things first, before we think about getting our 27th pair of sneakers, just because they are 50% off. I know I am a bit harsh here and I don't mean to blame or offend you - we are free people who can do whatever we want to. I just want to spread a message which we can hold dear to our hearts. 

I want us to be kind this holiday season. I want us to be better together and help. This could be anything. Help your community, ask your local church for events where you can help out. Donate old clothes, donate food, donate toys, donate money. 

The most special gift is your spirit and your effort to help making this place a better place. We all have the power to change something and help. The good thing is that we don't need $100 to do so - every dollar is a step into the right direction. 

That's why I will give a little this year. 

On my birthday, I am always making a little donation, which is one of my favorite gifts, because each year I can choose a special cause which I can support. I donate anywhere... food supply, restaurants during Covid, the parks and other environmental things. It's beautiful to see that together we can start a beautiful movement, creating something big. 

Think about my words today.

Send this article to someone who could use this. 

Let's make it happen this month. 

Thank you for reading this. 

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