Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 19

Today’s giving: Sent off a box of 130 music cd’s to the soldiers who are serving overseas.Tunes 4 the Troops logo

In 2008, the founder of Tunes 4 the Troops, Kaylee Radzyminski, was recognized by CNN as one a CNN hero. She discovered a need. The cd, dvd and game selection was rather poor for some of the soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq for their off-hours. Her efforts have paid off, and to-date, her organization has sent over 750,000 cd’s and dvd’s. If you’ve got old cd’s, dvd’s, games or game players, you might consider giving them through this site.

One realization I had was that giving these cd’s required many hours of cleaning, testing and preparing the discs. But I wasn’t really giving even though my *intent* was to send them. I only gave when I actually *delivered* them.

Its like that bag of Goodwill clothes sitting in your garage. No one can benefit if no one can wear them. Seth Godin has a good post about what you do versus what you ship. It’s the same for giving.

If you only intend to give, you aren’t really giving.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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