Hello again everyone. I hope you are enjoying the Five Day Feel Good Challenge, I know I am!
Today we are going to focus on giving! Giving not only makes us and the recipient feel good but it also sends out a frequency to the universe that we are grateful and have more than enough to go around, therefore, we are not afraid to share what we have with our fellow man. In doing so the universe will send us more things to be grateful for and share!
Giving is not always about money. Giving of our time, our love, random acts of kindness, helping out a neighbour or a stranger in need, these are all acts of giving.
Today I want you to focus on giving to your fellow man. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as it is an honest act of giving. You must give purely for the benefit of the other person/people. You must expect nothing in return. The act of giving must come from a place of love and sincerity. Try not to think too hard about it. If you have to try too hard then it is not a genuine act and will feel forced and may cause resentment because you did not really want to do it in the first place.
Just go about your day, as you normally would, and see how many random acts of kindness you do or how much you give. Note everything down on today’s worksheet. At the end of the day you will be surprised at how generous you really are without even realising you’re doing it!
Look at yesterday’s sheet and all the things you are grateful for, is there anything on there you can share with someone else? Are you grateful to have a fully stocked food cupboard? Could you donate to your local food bank or volunteer at a soup kitchen? Are you grateful for a fit, healthy body? Could you support someone else to get fit and healthy or help an elderly or less able neighbour with some chores? Are you grateful for the random acts of kindness you’ve received recently? Could you help a person struggling with their shopping in the supermarket or hold open a door for someone or let someone out of a turning?
It doesn’t have to be huge gesture. Not all of us have time to volunteer or the resources to donate to charity but we all have it in us to be kind. We can all give way at a junction or hold a door open. We can all smile as we pass someone by (you never know yours might be the only smile someone sees all day!) I cannot believe he didn’t say thank you!Grrr….
I also want you to write down each random act of kindness or giving you receive today. We take so many things for granted that we don’t realise how generous our fellow man is. It is not until we start to write it down that we really take note of how good humanity still is. We hear too many stories of loss and greed. Too many news bulletins about thefts and break-ins, muggings and fraud. Sometimes we just need a reminder that mankind is still good and generous. That there is still love and kindness in the world.
So come on let’s get giving and spread the love and generosity!
Love and happiness