My good friend Rae, over at Creativity Tribe, is talking about giving. She's talking about giving back, and remembering when that giving was returned. I know that story all too well, and I've been on the receiving end a lot. So many times in my life, it seems, have I been a place of needing, and someone has given. And what a gift it would be to be the one who had enough this time to share in the giving, to honor that which has been given to me in the past, in those down-trodden times, and give forward!
I'm recalling all those times that I felt destitute. I'm remembering all those times when someone bailed us out of what felt like the bottom of the barrel. Yet, here we are, living, learning, loving. It feels like we don't have enough on so many days of the week, but we have so much that I can choose to be home with my children. We have enough. We have more than enough. We have enough to thrive and live beautifully within our means, while choosing to have more time, more love, more joy, and less things. More magic, more wildness, more pausing in the moment.
It is a wonderful trend on Facebook this time of year, to list the many things you are thankful for each day of the month in November. We say gratitude prayers every night, and what I am thankful for is very personal, so I skip sharing on FB. But I'm thinking of another trend that could be started-- a trend of giving every day. Giving for the sake of giving. Giving to remind ourselves that we have something to give and that we truly are the lucky ones.
This is powerful. This is real. And I can't wait to get started.