Moe (my lovely bride of 36 years) and I feel extremely blessed. In fact, I simply don’t know a man more blessed than myself.
That said, we feel a powerful obligation to give in return, to try to share blessings with others, somehow, in ways that carry meaning.
Here are three ways of giving that seem important to us:
- The gift of time. NOTHING is more important than the precious time we have on this planet. Gifting it to someone or some worthy organization is most rewarding.
- The gift of attention. Few things are as meaningful to others as when we are fully present in our interactions with them.
- The gift of charity. Giving from our abundance (whatever that means) centers one in a powerful way. Our favorite charities are St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (http://www.youtube.com/user/MyStJude) and the West Texas Rehabilitation Center (http://www.westtexasrehab.org/). Both do remarkable work in meeting the needs of those who have been stricken by debilitating and/or life threatening illness or disability. Neither charge for their services.
Give without expected reciprocation.