I think it is a toss up wether or not 2022 was any better then 2021. The pandemic may have improved but the situation on the world stage in other respects, not so much. Between the war in Ukraine to the situation in Iran and runaway inflation I think the jury is still out on 2022, but I think we can all agree it was a rough year, or at least for some.
Situations like the ones we are presented with today can make us feel overwhelmed and discouraged. The news feed seems or is a non-stop stream of misery and heart ship. Many people I know have opted out, they just stopped watching the news all together and know little of what is happening in the their own country, let alone the world stage. As tempting as this is,—and I have been guilty of this myself from time to time, one should not be too out of the loop. But staying in the loop does have its’ short comings, and can lead to feelings of hopelessness and even anger. However, there is one way that can help off-set these feelings a bit and that is to donate, or give back. Not only do you feel better, but it also has a positive impact on others.
consider donating at other times of year—after all, it is always the giving season
Choosing what charity to donate to can be a frustrating, you have to decide on what group or charity is most deserving in your eyes, and then you have to find a charity you can trust, not the easiest of tasks. But you should donate to a charity you feel strongly about, and that of course is different for everyone. I put together a list of charities here, that I believe to be legitimate and that for me are causes that I believe in and that I think are important. Again it is different for everyone. Be it the war in Ukraine, the uprising in Iran, animals in need, or hunger, you can help. And remember— you do not have to give during the holiday season, if you are tapped out right now, consider donating at other times of year—after all, it is always the giving season.