Are you familiar with the saying “It’s better to give than to receive”? Have you really thought about why that is? Is it to be selfless? Is it to put others before your own needs? Or is it that in giving, you are truly receiving a gift?
If you are seeking more peace, more appreciation, more love, or more anything in your life, I encourage you to give that which you seek.
Moving forward, I invite you to give:
Peace: if you seek peace in the world or simply your life, be the peace giver. Be peaceful with yourself, your family, your friends, and all those you come into contact.
Money: if you seek more financial abundance in your life, be the money giver. Share what you have with those you feel inspired to share it with. Whether it is 25 cents, $2.50, $25, $250, $2,500, or more – share it. I recommend sharing from a place of gratitude rather than from a place of obligation.
Time: if you seek more time in your life, be the time giver. Set aside the ‘have to do lists’ and take time to spend time doing things that make you feel good. Share your time by volunteering with an organization that resonates with you. Share time with your family and friends.
Appreciation: if you seek more appreciation in your life, be the appreciation giver. Whether big or small gestures, be appreciative of those in your life from family members to strangers that cross your path. Appreciate the cup of coffee poured for you in the morning. Appreciate the person who smiled at you as you walked down the street. Appreciate the sun, the rain, the wind, the air, and life in general.
Kindness: if you seek out kindness, be the kindness giver. Each day do an intentional act of kindness whether big or small. Hold the door open for people as they hurry to the office. Feed a meter for someone. Smile and say hi to people.
Love: if you seek more love in your life, be the love giver. Give the hug that you want to receive. Say I love you to those you love. Start each day from a pure space of love. Return to loving thoughts when you get out of alignment with your truth of being a loving person. Be loving simply for the sake of loving.
Mostly, I invite you to give to yourself the gift of giving to others. I promise you, when you start giving to others, what comes back to you is the greatest feeling you seek out. I invite you to give from a space of love and joy. When you give, you truly receive the gift back and it opens your heart to greater love and abundance.
Until next time, give the world your very best self.
I am a giving person. I give to myself and to others.
Words to LOVE By:
“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver” ~ Maya Angelou
“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.” ~ Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalia Lama
“The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.” ~ Heda Bejar
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