“Heal the world; Make it a better place… For you and for me, and the entire human race…”
When we hear these words sung by the world-famous pop singer Michael Jackson, most of us instantly get goosebumps, since we are aware of how desperately the world needs to be healed. The majority of us are also aware that we are the ones who can do it and ‘Charity’ is our way of doing it.
Giving what you owe, whether it’s your time, money, or whatever you have for someone else’s betterment, is what charity is all about. It is a mental and physical attribute, in other words, something that you put your entire soul into. No matter how much or how frequently you can devote yourself to charitable activities, once you adopt the mindset of giving, you will never ever walk out of it. You’ll develop a desire for making a difference in the world in all the possible ways you can.
Charity in other words is also a form of self-care. When you give away something, you not only make someone else happy, but you also feel good about yourself for being able to do so. When you are proud and happy about yourself, you begin to love yourself and in darker phases of your life, that feeling of self-satisfaction can be really helpful to you in many ways.
Charity indefinitely is one of the driving forces that continuously works to improve the world little by little. In addition to the individuals who are interested in charity, worldwide charitable organizations also play a significant part in creating a better world. The American Red Cross, UNICEF, and Doctors Without Borders are a few of the most well-known charity organizations worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have signed up with these organizations to work towards a common goal. Generosity promotes humility, kindness, and empathy in everyone, making the world a more sensitive and loving place. Additionally, charity fosters strong social bonding since people who come together for a common objective tend to have that inevitable emotional attachment towards each other.
Most charitable organizations focus on a single primary goal and work restlessly for achieving it. As an example, the United Nations have 17 goals they are planning to reach by 2030. Specially eradicating poverty and hunger is one of the key objectives that most charitable organizations are focusing on working.
Furthermore, International Day of Charity, which is held on the 5th of September is used to raise worldwide awareness about charity among people and this day was initially chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa, which was declared by the United Nations general assembly in 2012. Now, this day is celebrated all around the world annually.
So on a final note, here is a quote that will make you proud for being a giver in any way that you could,
“How rich you are is not measured by how much you have, but always from how much you give.’’