Did you ever read that classic book when you were a kid — Paddle-to-the-Sea? A young boy carves a wooden canoe and tosses it into a stream. The big question is where will it go? What will it do?

Giving away money is like that. No matter how old we are, there’s something cool about that feeling — releasing something small into the great unknown. We will never fully know all the good that can happen when we give money away.

What will your contribution do? Whose life will it touch for good? What will that person do in turn to impact someone else’s life for better?

Note that I’m not advocating giving money away blindly. Indeed, it’s helpful and prudent to research whatever organization you give to.

via The Surprising Benefits of Giving Money Away | The Art of Manliness.