Connecting people through conversations and resources serves as the catalyst to social change. The Pollination Project gives $1000 seed grants to grantees making a difference in the way that we talk about and address social matters, as well as how we allocate resources to the communities that need them most.
For many children, this time of year is about getting gifts far more than giving them. This is completely understandable, as these holidays are for many parents an opportunity to show children that we love them and we want them to be happy. But it's also important to teach our kids that giving presents can be as gratifying as getting them.
This is a great time for a practical outpouring of generosity. When I think of generosity, I think of open hands. Some might see open hands as being weak. But the ability to express kindness and offering of your time, skill, or things can be one of your greatest strengths if you have the courage to show it.
It's both humbling and awe-inspiring to fully acknowledge the importance of our experience, things outside ourselves and our dependency on others. By awakening ourselves to a sense of wonder about the many things we may overlook in a day, we open our hearts to feel connection and appreciation for the many miracles of our existence.