Is it time for a reset?
No doubt about it, 2020 has taken its toll on people. It will be remembered as the year that everyone wants to forget.
It has caused untold costs in social, political, physical, emotional, financial, and for some people even spiritual, wellness. Some people have been through – well, hell. There is no other way to say it.
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It’s Sunday evening, November 22, 2020. I am in Sun River, Oregon, on the last day of a weeklong semi-vacation with my partner. As I sit next to the fire in this lovely rented condo, snow outside the window, I feel so much gratitude for so many things.
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As we enter the season most associated with giving thanks and giving back, I have been reflecting on the meaning of the terms “philanthropy” and “charity.” Many of us are moved at this time of year to be generous. We want to express our gratitude for the good things that have come our way, to share in the “wealth,” so to speak. Others are seeking rewards in the form of tax breaks or other incentives.
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I’ve been there. After a messy expensive divorce in which I made a few costly emotional decisions, the financial implosion of 2008, a layoff, and a huge rent increase all in the same year (and I thought 2020 is bad!), I hit my financial bottom. My bank account was perilously low, my credit cards had high balances, I had no job, and my expenses had increased dramatically.
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