The power of giving

The last few years I’ve been trying to shed a lot of things that are taking up space and energy in my home. In doing so, I’ve found a lot of things to donate. There are a few places that you can bring your unwanted items and people in need can nab them up for free. I’m always a huge fan of modeling this type of behavior along with talking to my littles about how important it is to take care of those in need. Not to toot my own horn, but a few weeks ago I was leaving work when a man asked me if I could buy him and his mother a burger. At first I told him I couldn’t do that because I didn’t have any cash, but then I remembered that my work badge will deduct any money spent in our cafeteria from our next paycheck. I bought two burgers for them and when I tried to leave to walk to my car he tried giving me a coin to offer something and I told him I couldn’t take it, he obviously needs it way more than I do. It felt so amazing to help feed someone… er, two people!! When I got home and sat down to dinner with my family I told them my story to explain how important it is for us to help when we get the opportunity. I’m so grateful for being able to help someone and I want to help others!
The best thing happened a few days ago. My daughter was make believing that she had a food stand and was just giving out free food to people. She never asked for “money” and if someone needed a job she let them work with her. This has inspired me further to figure out a way to feed our community. I don’t know how I’m going to do it yet but I am going to. It may only be a few people to start with and it my not be at this very moment but it will be soon. When we help each other, the world becomes a better place. When we live in an abundance mindset, it’s easy to give and receive.

So, if you have any ideas on how to help, please let me know! We are all trying to get by in this rat race and if we come together we can stop competing and just be.

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