Charity is the way to help others with the sources you are able to help. It doesn’t matter what you give. You can hand out food from your store or restaurant, clothing from you own closet, shelter if you own one, education or money, if you have a little extra cash to spare or anything else you feel that helps. Charity is very generous act. The best thing in it , is that it doesn’t have to be something big. There is no sum or goal. Everybody makes their own decision how much they can give. It’s sometimes one of the toughest tasks to do as it requires thoughtfulness and empathy. These are the kindest virtues of all. However it’s not always easy to stop for a moment in your busy everyday life and think of others for instance those people who has nothing or who are suffering from poverty and hasn’t eaten for days. Some of us think we are not obligated to help others as it’s not exactly our fault or perhaps our task. Some people think that we simply cannot help everybody in this world and it’s better for our own sake for “peace and harmony” to close our eyes and move on. These are very common thoughts of course, but does this attitude towards this world’s problems bring that “peace and harmony” to our deepest souls at the end of the day?
If you look at this world status and hear the news you might feel sick when witnessing “the world’s pain” and sometimes when it’s pressing your shoulder, it’s just easier to close your eyes and ears than offering helping hand. Some of you might feel like it’s too late to help.
However if everybody would think that way, you would easily judge them too for being careless and heartless. Everyone one of us should learn our obligations, learn what your role should be for humanity and of course realize how lucky you are to have what you have.
Every religion, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, almost all of them mentions charity as a key act. For instance, the Hindu belief of “Karma” says that we must do good deeds. Christians are taught to give others like Jesus did. Islam belief is to give regularly money to people in need. Even without religion, just simply for the sake of humanity we should involve ourselves to charity and every now and then remind ourselves what life is about. Just because we are lucky should not mean we should close our eyes and minds. We are not here to stay and we cannot take anything with us so if you have anything to give away,even couple of coins in your pocket consider helping different organisations or even better join them. Bring your old clothes to collection points. Buy food for the hungry family you just saw in the street or in news. Do anything even the smallest act. The key thing here is that you have nothing to lose. In contrast you will gain so much more. You might even find that real peace and harmony in your heart for return.
We have collected these 10 key points you should read carefully and think in each section whether you understand how much any kind of charity can improve humans in personal level as in global level. At the end of the day giving inspires others to give. These points below can lead you the way to learn to be motivated to perform some charity even the smallest kind.
1.Makes you feel amazing
A basic reason for being charitable is the feeling it gives. A donations, even the smallest ones makes a person feel good all day long. You can feel super good for the whole day. The returns are much better that inputs. Therefore, charity is a great for the feeling that it also gives you something in return. The so called “after charity feeling” is one strong reason to be charitable. It makes you go and do it all over again. Trust me!
2.Small things matters
We have the financial resources to combat poverty. Our society has numerous problems. Poverty can be helped with charity. If every person makes it a duty to donate something of his earnings, it can lead to a miraculous change in the society as well as globally. Considering poverty in the developing world, many of us just feel deep sadness and some of us cannot even look at it when it’s shown on TV. Sometimes we feel like there is nothing we can do. However even though the full scale of poverty is immense , we should not feel like we are powerless to stop it. Such despair is fairly understandable, but the facts from numerous of researches has different data to tell us. While poverty is indeed extreme and widespread in Africa, we often forget how many of us has pocket which can be pooled together. One small act can save a group of 100. And one group of people can save many more. Size of your donation can correlate with the number of people you are able to help. Yet you don’t have to be a millionaire to make a significant difference; even small donations have the potential to dramatically improve an individual’s status of life. So think of this next time you walk away when someone asks your contribution.
3.Inspire others to do good
If you donate, the others notice it and are sooner or later inspired to follow either they are impressed or just touched. Charity stimulates the goodness and humanity among people. Give others to inspire others to give. Your example leads the way and other will learn from your behaviour.
When you help this child somewhere one day that child is able to help others.
4. Gives you more
Sometimes you might find your life little bit hollow. Many of us has unlimited goals in life which we wanna accomplish and the money is never enough to make us genuinely happy. Even after achieving a good social and financial status you might feel empty. The reason for this being can be a lack of emotional and moral achievement. Charity by bringing nobility in this manner, leads one towards a meaningful life. As we do more and more good things, we can become humble. After seeing people without anything can make us also respect things we have rather than things we don’t have. Charity often serves this and can bring more meaningfulness in our lives.
5.Makes you genuinely happy
It can give you joy and better feeling, hope and so much energy just by handing out. The feeling when you see someone getting better, someone being helped by you often makes all the bad look good again. There is so much love left in this world and everytime you give to charity you get another reminder of it. Just by feeling important and needed can bring lot of joy too. Don’t forget that happiness are in this small moments and those moments are shareable when you give to this people who really appreciate it.
6.Social gap and poverty can be reduced
Another big reason why you should start doing charity is that it helps social and economical gaps in our society. Each of us can give their contribution and it will be equally valuable and significant in bringing a change to the society. Society cannot stop alone poverty but people behind it can do , if they act together. Community work adds value to it and encourage other to do same. Attitudes can be changed together, and this makes charity work. If a person does charity it is a mark of their contribution of their responsibilities to the society and leads the road to the improvement. All of us can give what we have for people who have less. Every little helps.
What could be more spiritual than giving food to hungry weak children, providing shelter to the homeless giving money to the poor? Charity can be a simple path and journey to your soul.It helps a person overcome the burdens of their mistakes. It can make us feel like better human being. Closer to the religion we believe and therefore closer ourselves and eachother. Charity will increase your spirituality more and makes us realize what power the human has to change things. Just by giving.
Praying is not enough. Actions speaks more than words. But of course Hinduism believes in Karma, charity is an unmatchable way to head towards Karma. Charity is a great way to move towards being a good human being and getting when contribution to mankind, we make a contribution to God, and that is how we become closer to God, with charity. We do something unselfish, kind, gentle and considerate.
8.We are all the same
There is poor and rich. We were not created like this. It is us human beings who created the rules of inequality and based the discriminatory ideas in this ever growing unfair world. We are all here to visit. We are not the ones to judge other, we are all the same. We all bleed the same colour. It is everyone’s duty to act accordingly, all this artificially made difference between will come to an end when a person indulges in charity. This will mirror our understanding of the greater meaning of human life, a deep faith in equality and their approach to the differences prevailing in society. It is necessary to realize that we all are equal, the variations are created by us, and it is us itself who can bring solutions to the existing situations of inequality. We all have same basic needs and we all deserve to be treated like human.
Kindness is priceless. It’s built in us, kindness can’t be weighed. We are human beings because we have reason. And if this reason can’t be put to empathy, its meaningless. Understanding other’s problems, their circumstances, and relating to them, realizing someone’s pain and helping them out are greatest kindness. Kindness is giving. Every human being comes with some moral and social responsibilities and to carry out these responsibilities kindness plays an significant role. Deep down its built in to us but sometimes we need to find that kindness. Sometimes its hard work but that work is worth it.
10. Giving works
Severe poverty still exists and it makes a lot of us say that development aid isn’t working. In fact, it has been proven that those aids do reduce death rates and suffering in developing countries. It’s easier to walk away than stay and put all your effort and heart to something like that. Often we are even afaid to get involved because we would like to protect ourselves for not hurting our sensible souls or would ourselves by seeing the cruelty of this world and inequity.
Also other thing is that all of us would like to think that wellbeing, political freedom, and personal achievements are the results of our own efforts, we should realize that none of these realities are there without certain essential things such: food, clean water, shelter, basic healthcare, and political stability. Are you comfortable living in a world where there is more than a 33% chance that one newborn child will live under $2 a day without any of these above necessities. Inequality leads to violence. So distinct causal relationship can be at least found again across the world and in countries with varying levels of equality. Giving to others lets us work towards building a great place for all of us, place which is safer, healthier, stable, and better for all of us.