We are quickly approaching the season of giving. Thanksgiving and Christmas have common themes of giving thanks for what we have or showing love by giving to others. In staying with the theme of giving back to my community I have been looking for ways to give back to people in the community. I know that a lot of other people use this time of year to give to others as well.
There are many charitable causes that focus on giving to those who many not have the things that I sometimes take for granted. So many people do without, not only during the holidays but through-out their lives. Finding something meaningful to you and giving to that cause is such a wonderful gift. And it doesn’t have to be money or tangible items, it can be your time and attention.
I receive gratitude in giving. Most of the time, the people I give to never know that I have provided a service or gift to them. The gratitude I receive comes from knowing that I have helped another person who is in need. There truly is gratitude in giving.