Something I really wanna talk about, is „giving back“.
The older I get, the more I realize how fortunate I am. You begin to understand that things like health, family and a home, are so much more important than any designer bag, fancy vacation or how many Instagram followers you have!
I feel like those last things mentioned have become more and more important to most people today. Which, to me, is a really sad thing to happen.
Since I started to work for my own money and I am able to buy me (almost) everything I really want and (mostly don’t) need, I really wanted to give something back to people, who don’t have the fortune / luck /possibilities to live a life with all things necessary.
I also think my job as a nurse changed my mind a lot. If you’re always confronted with so much pain, sadness, loose and death, you probably start appreciating life and especially the little things so much more. I really try to worship every day that me, my family and friends are healthy and happy. I am thankful for my home, a full fridge and a healthy body.
Honestly it isn’t always that easy, everyone has bad days where everything is just not enough and you feel bad about your life, which is normal. But we all should really try to remember, that there are people who have to go through so much more bad things in life.
I try to give back in different kind of ways. So in today’s post I like to introduce you to a few organizations I support.
I have a godchild in Africa which I support with a monthly amount of money (which you can actually set yourself). You get a regularly report about your godchild, receive photos and letters from the family. I feel this godparenthood via Plan International is such a easy way to support children who are not as privileged as we are. And I love receiving photos of my godchild, learning about her life, seeing her going to school and receiving the education every child should get.
If you want to learn more about the organization visit there website here :
I have to admit I am a really new member to this organization. But isn’t it so easy to help people save a life with something you carry around in your body?!!
If your not familiar with this organization, the DKMS is „a international organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and blood disorders by (…) recruiting bone marrow donor’s to provide a second chance at life;(…)“.
It’s really easy to get involved. Just follow the steps on there website to register yourself as a bone marrow donor.
- Organspende / organ donation
The following text will be in German because the organization mainly works in Germany. But I am pretty sure that there are similar organizations in each country for organ donations.
Für mich als Krankenschwester ist ein Organspendeausweis ein Muss. Natürlich sollte und muss jeder selbst entscheiden was mit seinem Körper passiert nach dem Tod. Ich bin jedoch der Ansicht, wenn ich nach meinem Tod jemandem mit meinen Organen ein Weiterleben ermöglichen kann, ist das für mich eine Selbstverständlichkeit.
Ob ihr nun Organspender werden wollt oder nicht, solltet ihr jedoch so oder so schriftlich auf einem Spenderausweis festhalten.
Mehr Informationen findet ihr unter der Website :
The easiest way to give back without having to register or subscribe to a organization : open your eyes while walking through a city or your neighborhood. Maybe there is a local organization you can support. Donate some of your clothes or talk to homeless people. (I had a lovely conversation with a homeless man and his dog last week! I smiled hours later about this meeting and felt so happy about our little conversation!!)
As you see, there are many ways of giving back. I know this subject is really different from my usual one’s here on the blog, but it is really important to me!!!
We should never take anything we have for granted!!!
Let me know your thoughts about this subject down in the comments. And thank you for taking the time to read through this whole article!
all pictures used, belong to each organization mentioned ×found via google image search×