Some people don’t even consider what they do to be giving.
Some people go through this life and make accommodations for others, they take time to help people in a myriad of ways, and they just do things for other people without a second thought. They are people who give time, energy and more so that others may benefit.
Giving is a powerful tool. We have an amazing capacity to give on an incredible number of levels. We can give both material and immaterial things that will change the lives of the people around us.
Often this is small. You give someone a smile, a nod, a wave, and unknowingly brighten their day. Sometimes it is larger, like giving a hug or a cup of coffee or holding open a door. Once in a while this is tremendous, giving hours of your time for another’s benefit, giving blood, raising funds to help someone in need.
No matter the size or amount of effort involved, giving is a powerful creator of positivity. We can give a piece of ourselves to help improve the lives of others in many ways, shapes and forms, and we can do so frequently.
A note of caution – make certain before you give that you are not in an empty place. It is impossible to give when you are empty, and not feeling good about yourself, without it being hollow. You are better off making certain that you are giving from a place of abundance, in order to give in the most full and meaningful way.
It is also important when you are giving to know the difference between those who receive, and those who take. When what you give is received with gratitude, positivity and goodwill are created. When what you give is taken, and it is not considered adequate or sufficient and/or no gratitude has been expressed, you may become depleted and find not only that you are not creating positivity, but in fact generating negativity.
Most importantly, be aware of how the act of giving makes you feel, and be certain you are giving and not sacrificing. The universe is a place of abundance, and there is more than enough for everyone, so sacrifice is not a necessary component of giving and thus generating positivity.
Giving feels it. It creates positive energy both for you as the giver, and for the person in receipt of whatever you are giving. Generosity makes for gratitude, which then makes for feeling positive. More positive is more good for everyone.
Finding positivity is not hard, it just requires action. Knowing that giving can create vast amounts of positivity, make it a practice, great or small, to be a generous and giving soul. When we give in the positive, we open ourselves up to receive positivity unto ourselves. Giving and receiving positivity will expand exponentially, and we can all use that energy to make the world a happier, better, more positive and joyful place. Positive attitude begets positive energy, and that is always a good thing.
This is the thirty second entry of my Positivity series. It is my hope these weekly messages might help spread positive energies for everyone. Feel free to re-blog and spread the positivity.