Did you come up with a theme or idea to live by this year? Some people do that instead of resolutions. They choose a word or phrase, and then use the year to live by it and keep it as a component of their motto, and learn about it. I choose giving.
My theme for this year is giving
You might remember that on my 100 things to do list, I wrote that I wanted to give and to learn about giving each day. Well, I have been doing that, and already it is making me happy. Each day, I give in some way, and I learn a little something in the process, and then I jot that down. My true desire for this year is to learn and practice the beautiful art of giving.
Why did I choose giving? I chose giving because I honestly believe that this is one philosophy that I personally need to live by–a life of generosity, a life guided by giving. I believe I have always had it in me to do naturally, but I wanted to take this year to really learn about it. I believe if I do this consciously, then I will likely learn things that will change my perspective on giving and maybe even change my life along the way. You see, two of my heroes are Jesus Christ and Mother Teresa. These are two people who gave of their whole lives in such a selfless way, that they changed the world.
I probably won’t change the world in this study, but I wouldn’t mind making my world a little better place. Already, my studies are teaching me more than I expected, and so I wanted to write this blog to let you know that I will be writing short notes on this subject on my Facebook page, if you are interested in reading them. I would love for you to read and voice your opinions on these things and help me to learn even more.