I love it that a few people messaged me about this months download. Seriously…..just confirms that we aren’t doing this for ourselves. So glad you all are enjoying these monthly downloads! Ashley and I have been collaborating on this for over a year now and I really do look forward to dreaming up a new idea and looking for inspiring quotes every month. So thank you….thank you for supporting this creative project!
I really love this months quote and it’s fitting for November, where we are reminded everywhere we turn…to Give Thanks. What gets me with this quote is the challenge that is attached to it. Don’t just GIVE…..but GIVE FROM YOUR LACK. It’s easy to give from abundance, but when we give from a place where we can really feel it…..thats when our hearts begin to change.
A few goals of mine this month is to give of my time. To open up our home, to have friends around the table and to get to know a complete stranger. My days seem to fly by and our schedules fill up, but it’s intentionality that will slow us down and allow us to connect with those around us. I’ll begin my social media sabbath in the New Year as well. It’s just a good thing to unplug, slow down and re-connect [face to face...online doesn't count here!]
My dad was so great at investing time into people. He talked with everyone. He knew no stranger. This inspires me to this day. Before my dad went to Heaven- he wasn’t in a good place financially. My sisters and I would all send him what we could to help him out each month and it wasn’t until after he left this earth that I learned that he would use part of the money we sent to buy grocery store gifts cards- to give to others in need. Are you kidding me?!? This didn’t surprise me…this was definitely something my dad would do. My dad always told me that as long as I gave….and helped others, I would be ok. There’s something that happens to our spirit when we take the focus off of ourselves….my dad knew this and I believe this was a huge factor in the joyful spirit that he had even though….times got tough for him.
What are your goals for the month? How do you want to end the year? In honor of my dad….”If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” How can you be intentional with your time and resources…and in what ways can you give till it hurts?!? I challenge you to slow down and bless someone around you with something simple as time, yet it’s something we all seem to lack these days.
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Be encouraged, my friends!
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