“Locks of Love” describes itself as “a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.” Our youngest daughter had thirteen inches of her long hair cut off today for the purpose of “Locks of Love.” She got a friend, a boy whose hair was also quite long, to go with her and get his done too. Both haircuts look great and the cause is a good one.
We sure don’t have to look far to find a good cause that we can be a benefit to. While not everyone has the minimum of ten inches of hair to donate to Locks of Love, there are many other organizations which serve worthy purposes. Not only do these organizations serve worthy purposes, but giving of our time, talent, or treasure is an important part of the process which governs our spiritual maturation. We are hard-wired to give. Only when our self-centeredness dominates us do we mostly think of ourselves rather than others. Giving not only helps others but it renders wholeness to our souls.