Christmas Gift Ideas to Make Life Better…for Other Kids

Because of the influences of several really great people, most notably Joshua Becker, I’ve been instituting minimalism as a part of my life. Now, that doesn’t mean you have to sell everything and move into a cardboard box. It just means that you make conscious choices about what you buy, have, and do.

On that note, I’d like to do my part to make the most consumer driven holiday of the year perhaps a little something more. I’ll have a series of posts leading up to the big day to hopefully encourage something new for you this year.

What if this year, instead of buying the toys that are most popular for your kids, you bought them something that opened their worldview and encouraged them to look outward?

I mentioned Joshua Becker in previous posts, but this time I’d really like to focus on him. Joshua is best known as the poster-dude for the minimalist movement. Before I met him at the World Domination Summit I thought minimalists were goofy freaks. Some of them are, but Joshua showed me a different way and really opened my eyes. Minimalism is simply a way of thinking that encourages other things like experiences and giving over commercialism and having. You can find out more about him right HERE.

For this post I’d like you to really examine his latest project in giving back to orphans. I won’t repeat it all here, because I’d serve him better by just pointing you to his explanation. Aside from that, I just want to urge you to check it out and consider doing something for someone else’s kids this year. Check out The Hope Effect right HERE.


This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at Thanks for reading!


The Hope Effect

Simplify by Joshua Becker

Becoming Minimalist


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