The holiday season is in full swing and I’m asking investors in 3D Printing Stocks to GIVE to a worthy charity.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
This obviously hasn’t been a good year for most 3D printing stocks and many investors in the space are no doubt wishing for a return to those crazy days of 2013 when all you could do was make money in the space. There’s risk for financial loss in any investment – something we’ve all experienced at one time or another. But let’s face it, people investing heavily in the market…in any class of equities, are typically more financially fortunate (even after a bad year for their portfolios) than most of the population.
When 3D Systems broke former support levels on December 8th and continued its plunge, pulling down other stocks in the space (along with my account balance), I thought….”This is terrible- it can’t get any worse than this!” When I returned to my senses later that evening I realized the simple truth that “it”, can get worse…much worse.
Now, “it” is not about losing money in a temporarily out-of-favor investment space as 3D printing stocks have been for most of 2014. “It” is about our quality of life…having the simple needs of food, clothing and shelter met…the most basic of things that I doubt anyone reading this struggles with on a daily basis. There are thousands of soldiers now home with traumatic limb and brain injuries or mental health issues. Their tour in the Middle East may be over but their lives go on- forever changed, forever wounded physically or psychologically. Children fighting cancer and adults confined indoors by illness, age, or disability…the list of people for whom life is a struggle every day goes on.
So, for those that really are in need, for whom “it” really cannot get much worse, I’m asking you to give.
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and I’m asking each and every one of you to give to a worthy charity this holiday season. It doesn’t matter what your religious views are, or if you’re conservative, liberal, black, white, gay, straight, red state, blue state… this is the time of year to GIVE to those less fortunate.
Here are some worthy causes you can give to right now.
E-NABLING THE FUTURE: A network of passionate volunteers using 3D printing to give the World a “Helping Hand.”
Fisher House Foundation Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
Meals On Wheels Association of America helps keep 2.5 million seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.
If none of the above appeal to you, I’m sure you have a worthy local charity or know a deserving person or family in financial need right now that you can help.
So I’m asking you, if you haven’t done so already, please GIVE this holiday season. Be charitable. Be generous. You can make a positive difference in someone’s life.
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”