I am a firm believer in karma. You see examples of it every day, and usually in every Disney movie. Every time the good guys wins or the bad guy gets his, it’s karma in action. Karma defined by Google “as (in Hinduism and Buddhism) the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.” Which to me means if you do good things, good things come back to you and if you do bad things, the bad things come back to you. Makes sense, right? In keeping with this philosophy I always strive to be a better person and try and give back some of the good I have be blessed with in my own life and keep my karma on a positive path. Let’s take a look at some EZ ways to give back.
Good deeds can be as simple as holding a door for someone or paying for the next car at the drive through window. These are feel good moments that make us think there is hope for the kindness that puts the “kind” in mankind. We can do even more good by donating either our time or unwanted items to charities that mean the most to us. Cancer is a charity I hold near and dear to my heart because it has taken so many loved ones from me. My family and I have participated in The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life for several years. Volunteering your time to raise money to help fight diseases is one way to give back. Another is helping those less fortunate then yourself by donating time to a shelter and feeding the homeless. Not sure where to find places that need a hand? Try VolunteerMatch.org, a handy website that matches your charitable interests with your location and lists what volunteer opportunities are available in your area. If you don’t have time or money to donate, how about those unwanted items taking up space in your garage? DonationTown.org is a another great resource that connects donors with free local pick up services for their stuff based on their zip code and lets them pick which charity to donate to. Ezmod Furniture has recently donated some of our new, slightly damaged furniture to The Salvation Army to be sold at their Family Stores. The Family Stores are thrift stores that sell donated, used items, such as clothing, housewares, furniture and toys. The thrift stores provide the revenue to run life-changing community programs. Ezmod Furniture is proud to be a part of The Salvation Army’s mission in “doing the most good” for those in need in our region and plans to continue donating items in the future. So you can see there are innumerable ways to keep your personal karma in good standing and little bit of charity can go a long way. Just remember to keep it EZ! Truly, Kristin