We’re all so busy. Whether through the necessity of feeding ourselves and our animals or maintaining our lifestyles, we often have little time to consider others. Especially if their needs are distant, and radically different from our own.
I for one spend a lot of time on the internet. Internet experience arguably separates one from true experience. However, it does not have to separate one from true compassion.
Earlier this year I was introduced to the concept of click charity, whereby a single click on an icon notifies sponsors of a given charity to donate money to the appropriate cause. It can be done at no cost to the clicker. And it only takes a second to click. The clicker, the charity, the beneficiaries of the charity, and the sponsors who donate all benefit.
In some cases, you can arrange for a daily email reminder to click. I did this, by checking the reminder box of a single charity (no need for an inbox full of reminders), and arranging all my charities in a folder on my Safari Bookmarks Bar. When I get the email, I go to that folder, and click on all the links. It’s a nice thing to do while waking up with my morning coffee. It offers me an opportunity to check in with the larger world, including the world of need, from which most of us are isolated and which deserves compassion and engagement. We are all connected. If it provides nothing else, the internet should give us proof of this fact. What better way to make use of the internet than to spread kindness?
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