By Melissa Williams
Giving takes a few necessary ingredients—having enough to give, and having the will and desire to give.
Obviously having enough is relative, yet it doesn’t have to depend on finances. You can give without spending a dime. You can give with your time. You can give with your offerings.
We challenge you to try and give this holiday season from the deepest place in your heart, where you feel the most rich. A few ideas...
- Live in a snowy area? Get up and shovel the neighbors’ sidewalk without telling them or letting them know.
- Bring a box of cookies to work, without leaving a note as to who made or brought them.
- Bring old or unused coats and clothing to your local Salvation Army. Tax receipt not necessary.
- Drop a homemade meal off on the stoop for friends and family who seem to be financially struggling these days.
- Join a local soup kitchen and give a few hours of your day, grab your friends!
The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. — a quote from “The Trance of Scarcity” by Victoria Castle.