Whoever thought of Giving Tuesday as the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving definitely has the right idea. After Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, where we become obsessed with consuming material things, having a day to intentionally celebrate giving back sets the tone for the new year ahead. Author and psychologist Tara Brach talks about generosity and gratitude as natural capacities that allow us to live fully. The two are interconnected, and being generous often leads to eliciting gratitude in others as much as learning to be thankful for what we have. As we gave thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday, we also want to continue the warm feelings of gratitude and generosity throughout the year so we asked ourselves: What do you think is the key to living a grateful life? Check out our answers as well as the non-profits that are dear to our hearts below!
I think the key to living a grateful life is to stay humble.
- Pei, Associate Events Producer
Contentment in the present, hope in the future.
- Jennifer, Managing Partner
Having a positive attitude and keeping things in perspective.
- Steve, Director, Events
Finding the things that bring you joy in life and orienting yourself towards those things. Also, choosing to be happy and enjoying the little things in life.
- Sain, Associate Events Producer
Appreciating and embracing everything that you have.
- Vivian, Event Production Assistant
KCM Agency's President Roy started this project to make a change through empathy and education. In less than a year, Children In Harmony has grown from its first Amani program in Tanzania to 2 more cities and programs in the US and Colombia. This is only the beginning. Click here to donate or learn about other ways to support their programs!
Doing what YOU want to do.
- Christine, Manager
Always remembering to take a step back and appreciate what you have, not compare yourself to others, and being open to the love of friends and family.
- Klarisse, Senior Designer
Embracing your family and friends and getting to feel that reciprocated.
- Brent, Director
The little joys in life are important and should never go unnoticed..
- Esther, Social Media Intern
Leading by serving others is the key to living a grateful life.
- Roy, President
Kollaboration has been our sister non-profit since the beginning. It has grown from small talent shows in Los Angeles to a multi-city and cross-platform grassroots movement to promote diversity and change the US media and culture. We have been a part of the Kollaboration family and community for a long time now and every year is new and exciting. Join and be a part of the movement or simply donate to keep it going!