By Chidomere Ndubuisi

- December 5, 2023

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Giving extends beyond sharing material or financial possessions. It encompasses sharing our time, energy, and resources to positively impact others’ lives. True giving stems from empathy, compassion, and a genuine desire to spread love.

Dr. Awuzie highlights the importance of sharing our knowledge, skills, and experiences. Such acts of generosity not only strengthen our relationships but also cultivate an environment brimming with growth and collaboration.

Giving can manifest in various ways, from offering a listening ear to acknowledging someone’s efforts. It’s about nurturing a culture of gratitude and recognition. Every gesture, no matter how small, counts.

As we grow, it’s important to give back to our community and society. This can be through volunteering, mentoring, or simply lending a helping hand to those in need. Each act of giving can make a significant difference.

To truly master the art of giving, consider these points:

Determine causes or areas that deeply resonate with you. Whether it’s education, environmental conservation, or health, choose to give to causes that align with your personal values.

Sometimes, giving your time can be more impactful than monetary donations. Volunteer for activities that help others and also bring you joy or satisfaction.

Offer your unique skills or expertise, and engage in charitable activities where you can see the direct impact of your contribution. This connection often brings a sense of fulfillment.

Ensure that your giving doesn’t overwhelm your own needs. It’s important to take care of yourself so you can effectively care for others.

Our Rituals for Day 21:

Morning Ritual: Commit to performing an act of kindness today. It could be as simple as helping someone with a task or sharing a kind word.

Evening Ritual: Reflect on your act of kindness and how it made you feel. Affirm to yourself, “In the vast ocean of life, my acts of giving create ripples of joy, kindness, and unity.”

As we continue on our evolutionary path, let our actions be guided by the compassion we show, the kindness we extend, and the love we share.

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