There is joy in giving. Just the other day, a woman was climbing the three steep flights of NYC subway steps at 33rd & Park, visibly struggling with two suitcases, and so I asked her if I could help by carrying one up. It’s the little things we can all do, like giving a hand to someone in need, even if not solicited and completely unexpected. What a wonderful feeling it is to make even a small difference.
This month on New York Makers, the team feels intrinsically rewarded in a “Giving” State of Mind. Research has long been done about how the state of happiness is associated with giving. Whether it be gifting thoughtful presents to loved ones, thoughtful AND charity or community supportive ones, which we have dedicated an entire collection on our website to, or simply giving our time, resources or expertise to any of New York State’s 98,000 registered non-profits, there are so many different ways for us to give with purpose.
And to makers in New York State and beyond, as the year comes to an end: Don’t give up the ship! We rely on you to inspire us to keep creating and making our world a colorful place.