Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Are You Still Giving?

What is the good you are doing?
What is it that you are giving to your self?
What are you giving to your own family?
What are you giving to your global family?

Every act of loving kindness is a reflection of the Good in You.
Every joyful service is a gift you are giving to one and all.
Every word of praise and thanksgiving is your grateful reminder.
Every moment of wonder and delight is a gift to God, the Good.

In times of crisis, we tend to contract in fear.
In times of apparent decrease, we habitually conserve.
In times of uncertainty and confusion, we feel called to wait.
In times of judgment and resentment, we shut down our natural givingness.

What we do during these times of economic crisis determines the speed of recovery.
What we do during times of family strife, determines the flow of forgiveness.
What we do during times of physical challenges determines the ease of healing.
What we do during times of self judgment and doubt, determine our return to Love.

Giving is a natural way to open the flow.
Sharing kind words with others expands the consciousness of gratitude.
Contributing food, useful gifts, and monies will bless the benefactor and the recipient.
Affirming prayer with the intention of infusing every mind with peace will engender hope.

You see what you give matters.
Your giving matters to you, to your peace of mind and your healthy body.
Your gifts matter to those who see you giving freely and expansively encouraging Love.
Your forgiveness matters to those who let go of fear an judgment to open their hearts to care.

Loving service, encouraging contribution and appreciative reminders all open the flow.
Now it the most important time to share the best you have.
Look around at your worldly stuff: clothing, bedding, housewares, furniture, books, food.
Too much when others have little or nothing is not helpful or healthy.

Contribute to causes that inspire you.
Give to those who will appreciate you contributions.
Sell what is saleable and contribute the monies to happy causes.
Free yourself of unused or neglected stuff to open the way to ease of living.

In the end it is the good we do that inspires and fills us with joy and inner peace.
In the beginning it is the good we do that strengthens us and fills us with compassion for others.
In the middle it is the good we do that encourages us to love and appreciate ourselves abundantly.
The whole of life is forgiving. Those who learn to give will prosper in true and lasting ways.

Loving you,
Betty Lue

“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
Albert Schweitzer