go through life accumulating wealth and that’s great, but if it’s not coupled
with giving to others, then what is it for? It is more about themselves
than about others. They need to discover the power of giving.
means offering something without expectation of receiving something in return;
or more specifically the act of giving generously of time, money or work without
expecting return favours. If we want our lives to count for something, we
should live our lives to advance our knowledge and abilities so that we will
have money and time to use for the benefit of others as well as ourselves.
This has been described as “win-win”.
Life is not just about getting for ourselves and taking at the expense
of others. Life is so much more. A full and meaningful life includes the joy
It can take
only one person to influence another person’s life and this can impact on the
whole family or the whole community and beyond, for the benefit of so many
people. One person’s giving can change a whole community or even change
the world. Giving to others generously
and graciously can not only advance and improve others’ situations in so many
ways and for generations into the future, it also does so much for our own
sense of worth and well-being.
never give to others simply so that we can gain. We need to give with
gratitude, with no strings attached, no paybacks required and certainly no
future reminders of how generous you were. By giving from a gracious
heart you will find you gain back so much more.
It will enrich your life beyond your wildest dreams.
The Benefits of Giving:
Giving to others strengthens our own health and well-being.
It impacts on all parts of our own lives.
We are happier people for giving to others.
It improves our own sense of worth.
It gives us a sense of contentment, a warm and fuzzy feeling and we in turn reflect on our own self-worth and gain a sense of pride and achievement in contributing something worthwhile and of value to the world.
We gain depth of character.
It creates a desire within us to be more open to others and their social and economic needs.
We gain from giving to others and we then look for new ways to give of our money, our knowledge, our wisdom and insight.
It gives us a greater understanding of others and their real needs and a greater desire to resolve issues for them, that impact on the lives of others.
It gives us a stronger sense of love and kindness for others and brings serenity to our lives beyond what we could ever imagine.
It creates patience, tolerance and acceptance of others and gives us an inner desire to advance others.
Giving will make your own world a better place. Be generous and give of yourself to others. If you have a heart to give to others, you will want to grow your own assetsso that you are able to give. Boosting your income is a way of increasing your own wealth and thereby your ability to give to others in need of help.
Most people spend their time, energy and resources.in life doing anything but their hearts’ desire. A lot of people talk about what they are going to do one day but never really focus on their dreams and what they really want.
Some people waste their time and their lives on frivolous things, trying to get from A to B to C but they often don’t have a purpose or a long term outcome… where they would like to be in the future.
Some work towards bringing them about.
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”—Christopher Reeve.
You need to dream BIG to achieve BIG.
Why not sit down today and write out your BIG dream?
I thought I would
share with you the things that I am passionate about.
I am passionate
about decorating. I love decorating my home. I love creating
something beautiful out of chaos (not that my home is ever chaotic).
I also like helping
In the past, I was
fortunate that I got paid for doing what I love, which is decorating and
helping people. As a professional visual merchandiser and business
advisor, I advised gift shop owners on what to buy that will sell well and I
helped them to display their stock. This required the skill of developing
an overall plan for displaying the items bought from different suppliers and
then displaying them properly so that they look inviting to the passers-by.
I was trained as a
graphic artist and art teacher. I am a person who sees everything in
terms of shapes, colours, tones and like to see everything in balance.
Many retail gift
and homeware store owners can do with the services of a skilled merchandiser to
lay out their merchandise and create a pleasing space for customers to browse
and perhaps imagine what their house might look like with the items on display.
We all possess
different skills and talents, some people are mathematically and/or musically
minded and can easily work out measurements. Others are creative and very
good at making things. They become woodworkers, designers or painters.
Some have great imaginations and may become inventors or writers.
WHAT IS YOUR PASSION?
If you don’t know, you need to find your passion. It may be hidden deep within, under layers of living a life determined by others.
You need to
discover your passion, believe in yourself and perhaps go on to help others
discover their passion.
What is your passion? Why not tell us in the comments below?