Do you ever feel like all you do is give, give, give? Is it ever gonna end? Nope. Nor should it. Giving is scientifically proven to help make you happier!
If you’re feeling grumpy about it though, just think of it as “endowing” instead. Even giving someone a quarter feels fancy when you’re endowing. In fact, if you find a way to say “endow” while you do your giving, it’s even better.
I hereby endow you with this allowance.
Heck, you can even endow that socially awkward guy in the office with a big ol’ high five. That’ll make his day.
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Give to the Max Day, here are some local Minnesota charities that I’ve found incredibly supportive as a writer. Check them out and see if they’re helpful to you. While you’re there, endow them with a little something. I’m sure they’d appreciate it.
- Hennepin County Libraries
- University of Minnesota Center for Writing
- The Loft
- Minnesota Public Radio
- Children’s Literature Research Collections