The Antidote for Materialism

Kids are notorious for saying to their parents, “I need…”. However, rarely is it a true “need.”

For the most part we have everything we need and almost everything we truly want.

Don’t get me wrong- I love America and our entrepreneurial spirit that affords anyone the opportunity to do the work they want to do and receive a financial reward for the risk they take.

However, this wealthy time we live in can produce the false message that stuff equals happiness. A big trap!

The first Christmas in your memory proved this.

By the afternoon, the I-can’t-live-without-this stuff is often left on the floor as you run through the backyard playing with sticks and building forts with the boxes.

Giving back is a great antidote to materialism.

Challenge yourself and your donors this year to give just a little bit more. It is that little bit more of giving, instead of getting – that will provide multiples of joy.



“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
– Lao Tzu

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