Thursday, August 14, 2014

Giving

What do you give?

Most people will read that question and think 'Oh, she is going to talk about tithing'. And you would be wrong. I am referring to giving of  yourself through time, talent or information from the life you have lived thus far.

I know people who are constantly giving their time to cook, clean and prep for others to have a great event.  I know many teachers, parents who give of their finances to make sure the classrooms have what they need. I know people who run non-profits to give food and clothing to those in their communities. I also know many people who choose to stay in the background and are the listening ears, helpful hands and support people for those in leadership in many parts of our life.

Some of us are gifted with hospitality and love to cook and have people in their homes and organize celebrations for just about any occasion.

Some are gifted in administration meaning there are those who are easily able to write the letters, proposals and spreadsheets for the grants to make great projects have funding available. 

Some are specially gifted to work with children (of all ages) and become teachers, daycare workers, Bible School teachers and many other jobs that involve children.

All of us have something to give another person. You can be their shoulder to lean on when they are weary or worried about a child they can no longer help.  You can be their cheerleader during times they are unsure of themselves. You can use your computer to create flyers to help another in their business venture or fundraising project.

Today, I would like everyone to stop and take an inventory of what you have to offer others and commit to sharing your gift with others instead of holding it in.  When you share, you will truly grow as well!

Be a blessing in times you think there is nothing you can do, and you will learn the most about yourself and those you help will never forget your true kindness.

If you are in danger, call 911. The Domestic Violence Hotline is open 24/7 1-800-799-7233 with information to help you get out of a violent situation at home. There is HELP!