At the first of the month, when I pay my bills, I make a charitable contribution first.  I have some automatic deductions, but I enjoy the hands-on process of choosing where and to whom I donate. Today I made a donation to Modest Needs.  They have a search tool that lets you find a case by location or type. I found a person asking for assistance paying a hospital bill. In the title he wrote, I feel like Sisyphus. On that alone, I made a donation. Anybody who can make a literary reference like that deserves something.  And, it could be worse — he could feel like Prometheus.