More and more often I am seeing friends and family who are thinking of others on their own personal birthdays. In the years past, people used to give an adoption of a panda or a star in the sky as a gift to the birthday girl or boy. Now a days, people are asking that in lieu gifts, for the guests to donate to the guest of honors favorite charity, or to donate blood, or hold a fundraising event. This is such a great idea to get everyone involved from family to friends and young to old. Of course we all want to receive something as well. By donating you will receive a sense of giving, selflessness, happiness, honor, and more. If you are having a party, request that each guest bring a donation, a gift for a child to give at an orphnage, a book for a school classroom, or even tennis balls to donate to a retirement home (they put them on walkers so they move easier).
Think about what you want for your next birthday and how you can help others at the same time.
Thanks for listening!