Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanks -- Giving

Thanksgiving is approaching (although it is as late as it can be - the 28th) and the articles abound that remind us about the season - giving thanks on thanks giving (a dyslexic word junkie has two chances to get it right).   Rev. Stover ended his greatest virtues sermon series - "Earn all you can; Save all you can; Give all you can" Sunday.. 

Getting all three of these correct and in balance is probably one of the hardest things in life. I personally find the most challenging of these three is "give all you can".  Giving is letting go of the illusion that all your stuff (and money) will provide you certainty in security - until you die.  So it is less about getting rid of stuff (simplifying life) or money (gifting assets) as it is teaching yourself that both of those are ephemeral. 

SO -  how does a person "Give all they can"?   Just like the question in money of "What is enough"? - the answer is very individual and unique of each of us.  No one can give you - your answer.  That is for you to explore as you seek joy.  However there is a clue provided for us just around this time of year:

                                        Thanks - Giving

                    Giving  - Thanks

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