THE ART OF GIVING

In reviewing some photos this week I came across several taken at a past New Year celebration and began to wonder why we get so excited about creating new goals and resolutions at the beginning of each New Year.  We have so many opportunities throughout the year to celebrate “New”. . .  and to start over on some intentions we let slide from the previous New Year’s resolutions.

This is the beginning of a brand new week!  I know you have things you want to accomplish, both big and small.  Our lives all seem to full and so busy, don’t they?  So, really, what are you going to do with each day of this week?

My gift to you to begin this week is the following writing of Wilferd Peterson ~ I hope you enjoy it!

 

The Art of Giving . . .

We give of ourselves when we give gifts of TIME;

When we are minute builders of more abundant living for others. . .

We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the MIND;

Ideas, dreams, purposes, ideals, principles, plans, inventions, projects, poetry. . .

We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the SPIRIT:

 Prayer, vision, beauty, aspiration, peace, faith. . .

We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the HEART;

Love, kindness, joy, understanding, sympathy, tolerance, forgiveness.


I choose that this week is a good time to resolve to simply pay attention to every (yes, every) person who crosses my path.  I envision my next choice to be one that enhances their day by using Mr. Peterson’s words as a guide.


Will you join me?

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