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10 Simple Ways to Give the Gift of You

"The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein" (Psalm 24:1, King James Version).

It is no surprise that some of walk this earth with a sense of being lost. Some of us have yet to find our true purpose for the life that God has so graciously given us. Knowing one’s purpose would answer so many of the questions that wonder through our minds. Some of the questions we often find ourselves asking are why am I here? What am I really meant to do while here on planet earth? And Am I on the right path to fulfilling my destiny?
"The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein" (Psalm 24:1, King James Version).
That’s right. You read it for yourself. You are a child of the highest God. God has equipped us with all that we need. Now it is up to us to use what God has given us and find our purpose. The key to finding one’s purpose is to know who you are as a person. Knowing what is important brings comfort to the soul and lifts the spirit.
Many of us go through life trying to control every aspect. We become micromanagers of our own lives and of others. Not wanting to give up the least bit of control. 
We often are sucked into a notion that all things revolve around us. Our needs and desires become the focus of every conversation and of every relationship encountered. Well, here is a wake up call. It’s not all about you.
There is a whole world out there and it isn’t limited to what you see in front of you. I can’t imagine going through life as if no one or anything else mattered except for me. How unfortunate. Many of us tend to shut out the world so much that we are engulfed in our own selfishness. There is nothing wrong with caring for yourself or your well being, but don’t forget that there are other people on this planet.
Some of us think giving means donating money to a charity or volunteering time. Those contributions are great and well worth it. However, here in the context of this article giving has more to do with opening up and sharing more intimate parts of your life with family and friends.

  1. Keep an open mind. 
  2. Be willing to do something different for a change.
  3. When possible, try to slow down the hectic pace of your life. Take a day off. 
  4. Spend some time with a loved one who may be going through a tough time.
  5. When possible, take short getaways with family or friends.
  6. Shut down or put the cell phone on mute. Then roll your calls over to voicemail. This will help curb interruptions during conversations. 
  7. Get together with family and friends. Let them be the center of your attention and find out what they have been up to lately.
  8. Pay attention.
  9. Having and making money is a great benefit, but don’t forget that we are all human. We crave for love, peace, happiness, and time.
  10. Do all of the above on a regular basis.

Now keep in mind that mentioned earlier are opinions and suggestions. If you already are doing some of the things mentioned above, that is fantastic. You are ahead. Take control of how you give to those in your life. Then be willing to receive all of God’s blessings you deserve.  Listen, life is too short.  


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