In this video, I want to show you a new perspective on gift giving. We often give out of obligation and sometimes for no reason at all. If we were more intentional, we could reduce clutter and give gifts that truly mean something.
In this video, I talk about 6 practical ways to help instill gratitude and thankfulness in your children, so you can raise grateful adults. We can raise selfless kids in an entitled and self-centered world. We just have to be intentional.
Sad children, abused animals… you’ve seen the commercials. They do a great job of guilting people into giving ongoing donations. But how much of your money was actually spent on helping?
I’ve written about how hard it is to donate our things here in Italy. We’ve been downsizing for years, but for a while, much of the clutter had turned into a pile of donations in our garage. Here’s how it started.
When COVID-19 first hit, we “lost” $5,000 in our retirement portfolio overnight. And my first thought was, wow, this is crazy; it could be the start of a recession; I’ve never truly got to see what a recession looks like; this is pretty interesting; I can’t wait to see it play out! A recession is, by no means, awesome. I get that. But my interest in the economics behind everything trumped my interest in our actual money.
There are actual studies showing that kids today are 25% more entitled than older generations, and 50% more entitled than the oldest generation. But I don’t think we need studies to see that the entitlement mentality is taking its course.