Prepare for MAJOR Rant & #MunificenceMonday. #MissionMonday?

WARNING: ENORMOUS rant up ahead. Proceed with caution.

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Is this what almost 50 looks like?

Let me start with the fact that I am being a curmudgeon. While I am not remotely the “Get off my lawn!” type, each year for the past several years, (since #GivingTuesday’s worldwide launch), I have sometimes been less than ecstatic about this ONE particular day. I have my reasons and I’m so happy you inquired:

  1. Numerous nonprofit organizations put far too many resources into a day that much of the time has a nominal return on investment. (If any.)
  2. One day? Really? One day where the whole world collaborates to give? Don’t we need to set some higher standards here?
  3. How does #GivingTuesday impact the state of:
    1. our fractured world?
    2. our psyches?
    3. our collective consciousness?
    4. nonprofit organizations?
    5.  band-aids healing a major fracture?
      1. They do help minor cuts, so if a nonprofit does a decent #GivingTuesday SWOT analysis, and they’re trying to raise a goal that is accessible and won’t drain the organization, I’m fully on board with that and even enthusiastic.
  4. Why does this day follow #CyberMonday? So, let me get this straight… We might spend our money on a bunch of stuff we likely don’t need, just because the sales are so spectacular, and then, if we have a few shekels left, we throw a dime or two into #GivingTuesday? This kind of change, won’t really impact lasting change, will it? There, I said it.
  5. Did I mention I’m cranky?

Okay, okay. I’m breathing now.

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Turkey/Carb Overload & #GivingTuesday

I have had a few days to overindulge and reflect on a whole bunch of things I’m grateful for. I try to practice reflecting on the good stuff each day, even when I’m not eating turkey or 18,000 net carbs. (per bite.)

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And speaking of 18,000, my “CHAI to PAM at 50” fundraising campaign is hovering at 31% to our $18,000 goal, which is really excellent. There are still several weeks until my 50th birthday, so I’m confident we’ll get to $18,000. Making this goal, or even better, exceeding it, would be the absolute best 50th birthday gift, EVER! Continue reading “Turkey/Carb Overload & #GivingTuesday”