Ralph Waldo Emerson, in his 1841 essay Compensation, wrote: "In the order of nature we cannot render benefits to those from whom we receive them, or only seldom. But the benefit we receive must be rendered again, line for line, deed for deed, cent for cent, to somebody." In other words, if some good comes your way, then be sure to reciprocate that for someone else. Keep the positive momentum going!
No one likes a braggart, especially when it comes to charity. So, cloak your good deeds in anonymity or, at the very least, shut up about it. If you're aligned with that and want to start giving back, www.mint.com advises people to use resources such as Kiva Loans, GiveWell, Philanthropedia, Bright Funds, or Charity Navigator which help people make an informed decision about who and what to support. And, don’t forget, donations are tax deductible.