[picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=circle+of+friends&iid=5137868″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/5137868/low-angle-view-group/low-angle-view-group.jpg?size=500&imageId=5137868″ width=”380″ height=”254″ /]Over the last week, I was invited by a friend to a live music event to benefit abused children and by another to do lunch at a local sushi restaurant to benefit our local homeless shelter. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go to either one, but it got me thinking.
First off…I like that I have friends so interested in making life better for other people. They’re good reminders for when I am caught up in my own little world…(which is most of the time).
Second…I’m noticing what an influence a person’s social circle can have on which philanthropic causes you end up supporting. Without these friends, I wouldn’t have even known these events were going on. I’m not talking about being a drone that blindly follows someone’s lead. A lot of times, I think it’s more about busyness. There is so much out there, it’s impossible to keep up with everything. Just like with planning regular social events for the weekend, we rely a lot on our friends to come up with ideas, too. We rely on them for vetting purposes and showing us what’s going on in particular areas when we don’t have the time to look for ourselves.
It’s the Social Side of Philanthropy.
-Support your friends and what matters to them.
-If you haven’t already, identify what matters to you.