I just sent a $50 donation to the American Red Cross. It doesn’t feel like enough, but we have some major family changes coming in the next few months and we’re trying to watch our bottom line. Which, with what’s happened in Haiti, seems incredibly selfish. It’s a conundrum. How much can you give? How much should you give? How much should you weigh your own financial situation, and to answer that question with another question, how can you not? Does $50 make the guilt go away? $100? $1,000?
I don’t know, but I do know this: I wish the donation made me feel better. But, really, it doesn’t.