As I began my journaling this morning I reflected on this quote. I have been working hard at getting and having. It’s a necessary step in reaching the goal of being able to give to others and pay it forward. It is also necessary to be able to strengthen your sense of being. When you’ve strengthened that, you become more:
People often focus so much on the getting and having part of life that they miss out on the giving and being. When you are giving to someone else, it fills your heart with joy. When you are being present with someone else, it gives that person a sense of being seen, heard, and loved which gives them joy but also reciprocates back to fill your joy.
Given and being does not have to have a monetary attachment. There are so many ways to give to others. Volunteer an hour of your time somewhere. Take your gently loved clothing to a homeless shelter. Read to someone. Bake a treat for your neighbor. Take a shelter animal for a walk.
When you give back, the universe opens doors for you to receive more.
Walk into 2022 with a giving and being heart. Take the time to share yourself with others because you have so much to give.
Welcome to the New Year!