It’s easier to ask people to give, share, and be a part of something than it is to sacrifice.
When we sacrifice, we don’t take it lightly, because we are losing something in hopes of a good result. It requires thought and commitment. Giving is easier. We give so all can benefit. We help our neighbors by giving what we have an abundance of, knowing that they will do the same. This is life. This is community.
Keep this in mind in making charitable requests, or really any request of others. Life is ALWAYS a circle, and never a straight line.
So, rather than ask people to give something up, ask them to move in your direction with their giving, and remember to close the circle by appreciating, thanking, and truly respecting the giver, the decision to give, and the gift.
And then give back.