April 15th is almost here. And, this year for many of us it marks the day of truth. Can we really go another 8 days without eating bread continuing the South Beach/Atkins diet Passover so nicely helps kick off?
For others, its a time to really go into our past year dissecting it for meaning. Or really â€“ just find all the allowable tax write offs.
What I have come to recently realize is my family, friends and even select dates Iâ€™ve had in the last 12 months should really be sending me thank you notes this year.
Because knowing me is literally like its own form of tax deduction.
You might know people like me. We engage you. Excite you. And you want to hang out with us. Often it means you are helping support the purpose that give my own life cause. So you help the cycle continue.
I canâ€™t help it. I am addicted to giving others the opportunity to be a part of something bigger. But, I realize itâ€™s become almost an obsession. I canâ€™t go on Facebook without promoting something. I go to dinner and friends bring checkbooks out of habit. I even started using JDate as a way to solicit people to come to events.
I find myself pondering: am I ashamed? Have I gone too far?
And I realize, as I watch how satisfied those around me are when they feel as I do when they contribute something and fare a part of it on their own: Absolutely not. And, Uncle Sam (Greenberg?) appreciates them too.
What would really be shameful is breaking my awesome carb-free discipline.Â We have to stay true to the season.