washing a car on a sunny sunday afternoon, cleaning the house, pullin weeds, ..., these are small happiness.
while reading this month's fortune magazine, i read more of small bits of happiness under the title 'Saving Lives, One Rent Check at a Time'.
this is similar to the movie 'pay it forward' i watched a while back. i was astonished that keith taylor, who had a modest teacher's income of $33,000/yr would save and give $350/mo and that now runs a full organization called Modest Needs.
my rather lame excuse for not doing enough charity in donating my time nor cash is that so many of these non-profit organization nowadays smell fishy. that with all these event organizers and such, you will be forced to donate a lot and only small insignficant amount will actually go toward the needs and the rest are wasted on paying for the event organizers and the staffs' pocket. that, instead of inspiring, enraged me and put me to despair.
i'm not a fully committed member yet, but i'll read up http://www.modestneeds.org/help/grants/ to see if this is something i can commit, and that something that will help me (feel better about the world i live in and feel better about myself), as well as be of service to those in a short term jam.
so i'm bookmarking now, and can look this up any time in future.
wow, fortune magazine actually has an article about non-profit/charity organization? that's quiet impressive and pleasant surprise to me.