Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Healing Power of Giving

Giving to others, serving others, even sacrificing for others – has healing power. In today’s world these ideas are rarely taught or encouraged. Most of us focus on our selves, trying to find ways to be happy. We think we’ll be happy when family, friends or co-workers give us love, attention or appreciation. We think we’ll be happy when circumstances change, when we get a better job or when we achieve some goal. But will we?

Giving, serving, even sacrificing for others helps heal our inner longing; makes us truly contented in spite of circumstances. When we give to others it changes us, we like ourselves better. It really is more blessed to give than to receive. Some one has suggested we commit “random acts of kindness” in our daily life. How different would the world be if everyone did this every day? Let’s commit to a small random act of kindness every day. Make it a challenge to find someone to help in some small way every day. See what a difference it makes – to others and to you.

Today is November 11th, Veteran’s Day. All veterans and servicemen have made sacrifices in order to secure our life and liberty. Some have given their lives for us. Remember to thank a veteran today and pray for all of our servicemen.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 32:35

Blessings, Dottie

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