Happiness is Giving
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give
~ Winston Churchill
Tonight friends a quick post about giving. We all know that giving and gratitude help us be happier people. This is something I’ve really begun to learn and internalize through my friends, I have some truly amazing and giving friends. The lessons they have shown me have led me to do my own giving, above a beyond the annual college alumni give or the NPR pledge drive, no I’m talking about a more significant contribution. Every other year myself and anyone I can convince to go along with the idea to cut our hair for Locks of Love. A truly magnificent group and cause, they use the hair donations to make wigs for cancer kids who lose their hair during chemotherapy treatments. Additionally we take donations and whomever donates the most gets to wield the scissors and do the cutting. Over the last 10 years we’ve donated over 40 feet of hair and raised around $10,000 for women’s shelters and other charities. I love this fundraiser, it’s not only a great cause but it’s amazing fun watching it go down.
Tonight though I want to give some praise and respect to a friend of mine who just went a lot further than the 10-inch ponytail I normally give up and she shaved her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation another wonderful organization that is fighting to end childhood cancer. Here’s a picture of my lovely friend and her lovely shaven dome, she’s an inspiration!
Not that doing this is without a little grimacing, here’s a video of the event.
So tonight my friends, follow her example and give a little bit today, I promise you’ll have a happier day ~ Rev Kane