Welcome to Week 4, the FINAL week of the Give Series! In the first week of our journey, we looked at a dictionary definition of ‘give’ and compared this to our existing understandings. In the second week we reflected on our thoughts about giving in the context of personal values. Last week we busted four ‘giving myths’.
Here are some of the things I have realised…
- I value generosity. When I look at giving through this lens, I find it much easier to make my own choices about when I give and also when I stop giving.
- Giving is a choice each and every time. This means I will never give out of obligation again.
- I am blessed. By reflecting on my own giving I have become more aware of the generosity around me.
Where to from here? I think I have done enough talking on this topic for a little while. But, before I go here are a few challenges to expand your giving-thinking.
- Get yourself a giving mantra.
- Shake up your giving. Use a giving language you wouldn’t normally speak.
- Give to something (or someone) that can’t thank or give back (try gardening!)
- Give anonymously.
- Give spontaneously.
- Just start giving!
How has your giving-thinking changed? Any new freedoms? Hints?
Read other "Give Series" posts:
- Give Series, Week 1: When 'give' became a dirty word
- Give Series, Week 2: Change your thinking
- Give Series, Week 3: Busting the myths of giving