Giving Tuesday

Giving TuesdayThis is the first year that I’ve heard of Giving Tuesday. What a great concept, especially as it comes directly after the shopping frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

There are so many ways to give today (and always) – through local charities, food banks, blood donations, volunteering or even random acts of kindness.

Please spread the word and give as you can. We can make this world a better place.

Photo credit: CanadaHelps.org

 

The ‘Green’ Pope

PopeI’m not a Catholic, but I’m delighted to hear that Pope Francis calls the earth “our Sister-Mother” and that he’s turned his attention to protecting ‘her’ and all ‘her’ inhabitants. He recognizes that we’ve abused the “gifts of God”. With a following of 8 million world-wide, having him address these concerns has got to be good news.