Several of my friends are participating in charity walks for various organizations, and this morning I decided it was time to donate to all of them. I had been meaning to give something for a while now, but hadn’t had a spare moment to sit down and actually make the donations.
Two of my friends are participating in TNT events – one is doing a 104-mile bike ride and the other is doing a triathlon. I am so proud of both of them, because I know how hard it is to train for these events. Plus, the friend that’s doing the tri said that I was her inspiration – how cool is that? It really made me feel special to know that I influenced someone’s life like that.
Ish is participating in an Multiple Sclerosis 10K in San Francisco in April, and decided to join a team because a few of her friends have been afflicted with the disease. I’m so proud of her for doing it, because this is going to be quite a challenge for her, physically. She has such a positive attitude about it, though, and I’m sure she’ll have no problem completing the event.
Since I know all too well how difficult it is to raise funds in these hard economic times, I wanted to make sure to do my part to support these wonderful women. I figured that if I could spend $100 on makeup on Monday, the least I could do today was spend $100 supporting these ladies. It’s all about balance, after all.
So, if you’re able to, why not donate to someone who is participating in a charity event, or join one yourself? There really is no better feeling than giving back.