Gratitude and Giving

I am grateful for you stopping by, whenever you do. Your likes and comments let me know my efforts have meaning. And this is what everyone wants, a feeling of purpose and meaning in life. So, I truly do appreciate you.

We have so much to be grateful for. Every day you breathe and are of sound mind is a time to be grateful. Be grateful for your home and source of income. Be grateful people who love you, care for you, you can depend on.

Once you acknowledge your reasons for gratitude, it is good to send that gratitude out to others not as fortunate as you. You don’t have to go work in a soup kitchen or try and feed every homeless person.

You can just take a few minutes to send out the intention for all who are hungry to be fed. Some people may be hungry for love, some may be hungry for peace, some may be hungry for education.

In no way can you satisfy all of the hungers in the world. But Science has proven our thoughts, emotions, and words have energetic power to cause change. You never know who will be touched by your kind thought of wishing that everyone’s hunger is satisfied. Adding a visual component with your mind’s eye intensifies your wish and its power.

Okay, maybe you don’t believe me. If you believe in science or logic, you can test this idea.  Take a few moments, wherever you are, close your eyes, and say, “I wish all who are hungry receive the nourishment and type of food they need.”

Say it three times and if you are good with visualization, see people gathered in groups, in halls, eating, dancing, laughing, talking and listening to each other.

Slowly open your eyes. How do you feel?  If you did the exercise sincerely, even though a bit skeptically, you may find a sense of calm satisfaction and happiness flowing through you.  The act of giving is tied to the act of gratitude.