Today is #GivingTuesday! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the holiday, trust me, I didn’t know what it was until I started working at a nonprofit, it’s a day to simply give back! Coming off of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is our chance to direct our monies or anything really (a smile, kindness, your talents, a hug – see Drake), towards the universe. 🙂 Cheesy, I know, but I really think a day like this is necessary.
What I love about #GivingTuesday is the positive effect it has on social media. So much of our timelines and newsfeeds are filled with negative issues and people getting offended that it is nice for one day to be dedicated to acts of kindness. Here is a good read, thanks to MSNBC, about #GivingTuesday ‘sweeping social media.’
Speaking of giving, I’d like to shout out Spotify for conducting their year-end streaming results and giving me some great news. My boy Drake is Spotify’s most streamed artist of the year! The Weeknd and Kanye West weren’t far behind – wahoo! According to the streaming service, Drake racked up 1.8 BILLION streams this year thanks to ‘Hotline Bling,’ What a Time to be Alive, and If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Tis the season of giving, and I cannot wait to see what he’s going to give us on Views from the 6.
I’m keeping this post short and sweet but would love to know what you give or why you give. We need to see and read more of that in real life and on social media!