The instructions from today’s Simple Pleasure’s card draw was to spending a small amount of money, which I decided to fulfill by donating to a fundraiser for a cause about which I am passionate. Research has shown that given to charity improves the well-being of the person who is spending (as compared to spending money on ourselves). I need to remember this lesson!
In terms of causes I care about, I have felt both horrified and disillusioned by the humanitarian crisis facing migrants to America as well as the continued violence against trans women of color. I found an organization that seeks to meet the needs of the queer community of migrants near the U.S./Mexico border and donated to them. I hope you will consider doing the same and/or giving back in whichever ways you are able.