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How Can You Be More Creative at Giving?

How are we redefining giving in our prosperous world?  What’s making us rethink our forms of giving when we’re having it so good in life? 

Giving thanks

Despite lingering unemployment and an economy that could be even better many people in many countries are thankful. Unexpected layoffs, financial setbacks, or a desire to spend more time with family have served as a reality check. A wakeup call for people to rethink their idea of wealth and prosperity.  People are focusing more on satisfaction by the quality of life than on satisfaction by consumption.  The big shift is in people questioning whether the ways in which they’re spending time are bringing them higher satisfaction in life versus things that need to be done on autopilot.  More money doesn’t necessarily lead to more happiness. So many people are getting off the hedonistic treadmill and looking for ways to realign with family and other values that matter to them.

Different things to different people

For some people that means starting a business that allows greater flexibility even if it means less money. The learning is that money is here today gone tomorrow, but life experiences remain with us.  I’ve seen friendships end because people’s coaches said “that’s not the right circle to be in”.  Although many people have received similar advice focused on building wealth, they want none of that now.  Albeit there will always be people who will focus on accumulating wealth, for more and more people the focus isn’t on pursuing financial wealth, but wealth of experiences.

For others redefining wealth and prosperity may mean downshifting their careers. After almost losing their children and spouses many people traded their all-consuming careers as high-flying professionals for simpler jobs.  The most ambitious types admit that they’re happy with their decisions, but still sometimes struggle to maintain balance. Their personalities are very driven and it is a constant effort to stop working and put their families first.  Working as x doesn’t pay as much as did their previous job, but people appreciate more time off and holidays with their children.  Although these high-flying pros’ former jobs meant frequent travels to nice hotels,  they never allowed time to enjoy them.

Giving

In addition to rethinking their careers some people have also scaled back on holiday gifts.  Their children get one gift from their parents, one from Santa, and a few from other family members.  These people see their friends go crazy with gifts for kids and believe that this approach just feeds materialism and entitlement.  These parents hope to model generosity and selflessness to their kids. So they put money into good causes for their communities instead of buying gifts that would likely gather dust.

executive courtesan city of London UKWhile some givers choose donations in lieu of presents, others buy experiential gifts. This option has grown in popularity over the past few holiday seasons. Taking a family member out for lunch, treating a friend to a movie, or giving tickets to a concert or sporting event are good examples.  People are giving more time-based gifts and making gifts. From the viewpoint of time this is one of the best gifts that someone can give, because it shows that the giver cares about the receiver.

A friend in London made me this series of (pictured) gifts by hand from wood over 30 hours a piece over several years.  Would this gentleman go to this extent if he didn’t care about me?  Many other friends have given me gifts of experiences: a lunch, dinner, weekend away, show, etc. Others gave me gifts of food, jewellery, ceramic ornaments, and many other things. More artistic friends even gave me cards with poems or verses they wrote. The poems and verses were symbolic of my personality or connected with my life, etc.

Remember that giving to yourself is important too!

Giving to ourselves reminds us of why we work and that we’re here to enjoy life. Giving to ourselves motivates us and brings sparkles into life. It gives us things to look forward to. And that’s important. So once you’ve sorted gifts out for everyone else, how about treating yourself for hard work, being a good citizen, or whatever you achieved?  Would a gift to yourself of a few hours of pleasant, entertaining, and caring company hit the spot? Or perhaps even an aromatherapeutic relaxing massage treatment to perk you up? If yes, I invite you to be my guest!

 


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