At the end of every year, I make it a point to count my blessings and appreciate what I already have. Putting aside the eventual goal of investing, it is kind of amazing to note that the little things many of us take for granted are really a simple form of luxury.
A roof over my head. Clean water. Hot shower. Warm food. Internet. Comfortable bed. Loving wife.
Right from the start, when I started writing on this blog, I have been thinking of simple ways to do my part. To pay it forward.
In previous years, I’ve usually done my own thing by donating what I could (consider giving your support to Club Rainbow and chronically ill children) and holding a fun little giveaway contest to my awesome readers. Yes – you!
I have learnt a lot from many others who were tremendously selfless and generous when I first started my investment journey, and I hope my little gestures would continue to help many others. Hopefully, with the knowledge that they have gained, they can continue to pay it forward.
Originally known as #GivingTuesdaySG, The Giving Week (Dec 1-7) is a national movement dedicated to giving back. Businesses, non-profits, and individuals across Singapore come together and launch their own giving activity on December 1 for the week, through fundraising, donating, volunteering, random-acts-of-kindness in the spirit of giving, as well as recognising people’s contributions in making a difference.
This year, in conjunction with #GivingWeek which runs from 1st to 7th December, I’ve gotten a couple of blogger friends (not necessarily in the finance niche) to spread the spirit of giving (time, money, thoughts, groceries, anything really) and pitching a charity or two that we support.
One of my personal favourite charity is Club Rainbow. I’d like to think of it as an early Christmas gift for the kids. =)