As a way of communicating with the donors and being transparent in spending their money I posted a photograph of the resources their cash had purchased and posted it on each donor's Facebook timeline. I know that none of these people are seeking recognition for their generosity but I am surprised just how few 'likes' they have received. A quick scroll through these posts highlights that the maximum number of 'likes' was 2, one from the donor and another from a fellow donor. The majority had a like only from the donor. I can't help but wonder about this. If someone posts that they are taking a holiday, going shopping, baking a cake or going to a sporting event it appears that the 'likes' are readily achieved.
Is it not 'cool' to show compassion and generosity towards others? If that's the case, I feel really sad. Am I perhaps just oblivious to other reasons? Certainly, the generous donations I received to support this school show that compassion and generosity are values alive in the hearts of many.
To be honest I 'like' compassion and generosity far more than the ability to get on a plane headed to a tropical destination, to buy a new dress or bake a cake.
What do you think?