“Time is one of the most loving and compassionate gifts you can give someone, including yourself!”
—Laurent Carrel, Messages from Melanie
About five years ago, Warren Buffett teamed up with Bill and Melinda Gates in a campaign called Giving Pledge, which has billionaires give away the bulk of their wealth.
Today, more than 130 individuals and couples from over 14 countries have pledged to give at least half of their fortunes to charities and philanthropic causes, either during their lifetimes or in their wills.
Beyond the monetary gifts, many are also giving away the precious offering of valuable time – which is something we can all consider as we pursue lives of passion and purpose.
If time is the coin of life, where and with whom might you spend it more generously, to make a bigger difference in your communities?
Be sure to make time for yourself as well.