More Giving – Better Living

by Patrenia on March 5, 2014 · 2 comments

give Over the last few weeks, I’ve done two live presentations of 6 Failproof Ways to Finally Become Financially Free.  This presentation touched on the six strategies I used to finally become financially free.  One of the most important strategies included among the six was…

Giving.

I shared how early in my adulthood, learning how to give was very difficult for me.  I just couldn’t understand how giving (what I felt I didn’t have enough of), was going to be helpful to me.  I thought that I wasn’t going to have enough money left to pay the few bills I had as well as do all the things I wanted to do.

It was only until I realized this fact, giving opens the way for receiving, that I decided to be open for the experience.

Since then, life has been good and I’m very appreciative of that.

So, I’d like to really highlight this strategy this week by soliciting your participation in a giving challenge.

I’m sure there have been many times that you’ve been on the receiving end of a nice gesture.  And I’m also sure you have been on the giving end as well and can remember how rewarding it felt to be able to help someone else.

Here’s how it works…

Figure out a monetary amount you can give to someone within the next week.  If you don’t know of anyone who immediately could use a blessing, wake up daily (on purpose) looking for an opportunity to share your gift.

This process should not be a struggle and is NOT intended for you to give what you really need if you’re down to your last few dollars.  This challenge is supposed to fall under a category called glad giving, not grudgeful giving.

There is no set amount that you have to give.  It can be an amount as low as a cup of coffee.  It really doesn’t matter.

Once you’ve done your good deed, please come back and share with others here in the comments your experience by March 12, 2014.

Alright! Let’s go see how much collective goodwill we can spread this week.

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Image by Tim Green aka atoach

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Dion Lynk March 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm

If nothing else, I always feel much better after giving to a stranger, family member, or friend. Looking back, good things do tend to follow me around, and the “worst” case scenario pertaining to finances that plays out in my mind, has never actually occurred.

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Patrenia March 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Soooooo true Dion…SO very true!

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