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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Giving Willingly

There may be times in our life when we feel obligated in doing things for others. When this happens, our heart is not in the right place. Others may not know where our generosity comes from because we put on a front, which disguises how we actually feel. So what may seem to be an act of kindness may not really be in keeping with the true spirit of giving. We are blessed with so many things, that we often forget how fortunate we are. It's not only the material wealth that we have obtained, but the love and support of our family and friends. Having so much, why wouldn't we want to share the blessings we have received? Taking a moment to give willingly to others outside of our family and friends may be something we've never thought of before. But knowing that we are all connected in some way, then everyone benefits by sharing with each other. By giving to another, we start the chain of selflessness that will circle the world. Today, know that you are not alone. Because of the prayers that are being said throughout the world, you are being supported and loved by those you may or may not know. 
Although we're strangers, we are still connected...
(To give willingly with an open heart, a person has to have a giving spirit. I may not always have a giving spirit, but I try to have an open heart to those in need.)

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