Flying Souls Blog
“Embracing the Spirit of Giving” - December 2018
No matter what religion you subscribe to (or don’t’) I like to imagine the end of the year as a time of celebration, a time of giving, a time to focus on all the good in our lives. It’s not just about the giving of gifts but giving of our time and our love to others and this may be as simple as offering a stranger a smile as we pass in the street or offering a helping hand.
It is the little things that make a difference – letting a car in front of you during peak hour with a smile, and being polite and courteous to shop assistants. These small offerings make a big difference and during this very busy time of year, it is important that we take a moment to stop and reflect on what it is we want to give out. Remember what we give out comes back to us multiplied.
Giving to others open your heart to abundance and love, but how is your balance of giving and receiving? Is it possible you’ve forgotten someone important, someone who could benefit from giving too?
Don’t forget to give to the most important person, YOU. When we love ourselves, when we are kind and gentle with ourselves, only then can we be kind and gentle with others. This has a ripple effect. When we love ourselves it opens up our heart. When our heart space is open we automatically give love to others. When we give love to others it makes the world a more peaceful loving place, and isn’t this the true spirit of Christmas – Peace, Joy and Love for all.