Monday, December 12, 2011
Sharing a few little gifts with you
Having said that though, there are also things I like to share with you as a snippet of what awesome things I do sometimes discover with the hope that if it interests you, then you might go take a peek yourself.
In this season of giving where commercialism is sometimes hard to escape and some people lose sight of the real essence of giving, I found this super post here, (it's worth checking out some of the other insightful things on the Jungle of Life site)
What should you give?
A damn: “Life is a daring adventure – or nothing at all” ~ Helen Keller
Help: to anyone you can offer it to.
Love: to yourself first… then to as many others as possible – you have an endless supply!
Respect: because EVERYONE is worthy of it.
Hugs: as long as HR does not have a rule against it – ugh!
Freely of your best ideas: the future will be unlocked through collaborative creativity.
Advice: when it is asked for… and then… carefully!
Advice: sometimes – only sometimes – when it is NOT asked for… and then even MORE carefully!!
Mentoring: help others to avoid some of the mistake you have made.
Generously: to a charity you are truly passionate about.
Time: to people who will not waste it.
Wisdom: to those who love you and will listen.
Yourself a break: you are not supposed to be perfect – let that go.
Praise and thanks: to everyone – often!!
100% of your personal effort: life is not a dress rehearsal.
A smile: pass along some warmth and joy to others.
Understanding: remember that everyone you meet is fighting a mighty battle.
Give, give, give and give some more. Embrace an abundance mentality by understanding deeply that if you just help enough other people get what they need – you will get everything you need.
What a clever post - I loved it.
In the spirit of Christmas giving I have a couple of shares tonight, this second one is a Facebook page set up by Karen who's blog is on my regular reading list. Too many things on this page that I could pick a specific one to share with you, but if you're in search of Christmas ideas which are healthy and fun for the family and don't cost a lot, then this page has heaps of different links and ideas. It's new but already has plenty of things worth having a look at - A healthy, homemade holiday
and because good things come in threes, here's the third.
I visit Eden at Edenland often and I think I've shared the link to her site before. Never before have I read the words of someone who has been to hell and back through alcohol addiction and who is still able to convey the beauty of the human spirit and inspire so many people in such simple ways.
She's rough and ready, she's brutally honest and at times probably offends some with her straight talking, yet she has a heart as big as Australia and many followers who would defend her to the death.
Today she shared a clip of Michael Buble awesomeness of him with a fan from his audience and then this quote - Mudita in Buddhism is vicarious joy .. "the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being rather than begrudging it."
Sorry Eden, I'm stealing your word - it's going to be my word for the Christmas season - mudita, how perfectly appropriate. I think we all should experience some mudita this week.
Hope you enjoyed my gifts tonight.
The reader / writer in me felt the need to also share these websites which I've recently dicovered
The Book Depository - for me books are nirvana (and I buy a lot) I found this website recently and was delighted that prices are equal or better than most other 'popular' sites, but for me the biggest bonus - free delivery worldwide.
Scribd - my boss pointed me towards this site and I still have some more exploring to do. It's a Facebook page and the header says this 'Millions of documents and books at your fingertips! Read, print, download, and send them to your mobile devices instantly. Or upload your PDF, Word, and PowerPoint docs to share them with the world's largest community of readers'
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. ~ Denis Waitley
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