Giving wasn't always as important to me because I was frequently involved in some form of volunteer capacity that I felt was my form of giving. But now our work schedules keep us so busy that I can't fall back on that anymore. (Not that I probably should have in the first place.)
So right now I'm looking at some charities and trying to decide what to do. I'm most pulled toward a group called blood:water mission who's goal is to provide clean water and clean blood (HIV/AIDS prevention) around the world.
It just seems like there's more I should be doing.
The other idea that hit me is a weight loss challenge. As I prepare/plan for this weight loss surgery, at some point I will neeed to lose a portion of the weight before the surgery. I wonder if I could get friends, co-workers and family to pledge a certain amount per pound I lose before surgery? (With all the money going towards blood:water.) I think it's a good idea.