Originally published in the WFCF Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 1, February 2009
As the realities of the worldwide economic downturn become more apparent with each passing day, it is often a challenge to look for the positive aspects of our lives and the world around us. The effects of economic uncertainty are felt in many ways and many lives are affected.
One area that often suffers is non-profit organizations. The organizations themselves remain steadfast in their mission to provide assistance to those in need; however, there are fewer supporters of the mission. Many of us feel the need to hold tightly to what we have, but we should be mindful of others (especially the children) around the world that depend on our kindness, assistance and support to survive.
While our own needs could be affected by the current economic state, we should keep in mind that those less fortunate are also in desperate need of our assistance. By remembering that there are many ways to assist and support causes that you believe in such as sharing your time, goods, skills and expertise, or monetary contributions, the positive effects of dedication and humanity will outweigh the negative effects of an economic slowdown.