I just spent time with a newer friend–I’m finding out so much about her that I hadn’t known before.
She’s a giver.
She helps so many charities– homeless shelters, foster children and more.
It’s funny, I just gave a little of my time with a warm heart. She wanted to start writing a blog, that was something I could contribute. Someone, about 4 years ago, did that for me so I wanted to pay it forward to someone who really wants to write and share some of the amazing things she’s up to. http://saralevymusic.wordpress.com
Maybe I’ve never been a big giver in that regard because I never thought I had enough to give.
When you grow up in a home where everyday there is just enough to get by, a pattern just takes place in the center of you and you just keep living it on into your life.
It took me some years to learn that money and giving are not synonymous–there are many ways in which to give.
Yes, I’m still “just getting by” in the financial sense but that doesn’t have to affect what I can give of myself and my abilities.
Today I gave my time and my little bit of knowledge about what it takes to get started writing a blog. She was an eager participant and it was such a thrill to see her so happy about such a simple thing. Giving Feels Good!
What a lesson I learned today–some people are just so amazing with what they give and when you give you feel almost more fulfilled than the person receiving!
The other day, I parked in Santa Monica and was getting out of my car to go grab an espresso. A homeless woman came up and asked me for money. I said, “I don’t have any money but do you need something else–I’ve got a trunk full of things.”
She looked at my glamorously full trunk and said, “oh, can I have that backpack?
“Absolutely”, I replied– I removed the things I had inside the bag and gave it to her. She was thrilled, her eyes lit up and she was really happy. I was even more happy that I could create that thrill within her being.
It feels good to GIVE!
Group prayer for Sunday:
May all who hunger be fed,
and some be fed by me.
May all who suffer be healed,
and some be healed by me.
May all who fear feel loved,
and some feel loved by me.
Heal my life that I might be
a channel of deliverance
in the lives of others.
And so it is.
Amen Marriane Williamson