Sorry, your mother really shouldn’t preach at you. It’s counterproductive, for one thing. Boring and pedantic, for another. So I’ll keep this sermon short: Give because it’s important to share our good fortune. Because you can. And because it’s the right thing to do.
Here are some reputable disaster relief agencies:
I myself am mailing a check to Haiti Earthquake Relief, American Red Cross, PO Box 37243, Washington D.C., 20013. Tomorrow, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled program of drinking, dining and debauchery. But today, I’m just going to feel quietly grateful for every single second of my lucky, lucky life.