As I mentioned in my previous post, I will detail all of my lessons learned in futures posts. And here I am, writing about one of my favorite, which is about giving. There is no better time to write about this subject than this time, Christmas.
Giving is associated with Christmas because this time of the year we are all nicer, kinder, and more considerate of others. We are all inspired by the holiday season to share and give. Nonetheless, what is stopping us from being like this all day, every day?
Like anything else, giving is a transaction. This one is making us feel more joyous and is awakening the gratitude in us. Giving takes different forms, from the simplest one like smiling to helping somebody with money, to volunteering your time, to donating blood or an organ, etc.
What is more important is not what or how much we give, but how we give. How do you perceive giving? Just as an act, expecting something back one day, or is it a part of your being? For me, since I can remember, giving was always in my heart, and I made it part of my life. However, at times, I had to wrestle with my mind because the logic still wanted to takeover.
If we think for a minute, we would recognize that we are all takers. We take so much from this planet, from the food we eat to the air we breathe, and much more. Therefore, what we can give is insignificant, that is why it is crucial to give with all of our hearts. When we do that, Grace will show up.
Even if we do not have much, we can still give something, not only to people but also to everything surrounding us: birds, ants, plants, etc. If all of us will always contribute in one way or another to everything around us, can you imagine how this world will look like?
I encourage you to give, in any way, shape, or form, because your life will be touched and transformed. I will leave you with this thought: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Merry Christmas to everyone!