Intentional Giving

Giving is grace in action. It is our gratitude made manifest. From the smallest "widow's mite," to the precious gift of our time as volunteers and helpers, we give our treasure as we are able. In doing so, we perform an act of acknowledging our blessings, and sharing them with others in need.

So soften your grip on your purse strings. Open your heart and your schedule and your wallet to give to others. And discover for yourself the amazing, unexpected rewards that will return to you.

Today's random act of kindness: 
If you know someone who is having a hard time financially, wrap a $5, $10, or $20 bill in a blank sheet of paper, pop it into an envelope, disguise your writing or type the address, and mail it to them. They will talk about it for weeks, remember it forever, and wonder who sent it. Never tell anyone. Or leave some quarters in the coin slots of the local laundromat, a drink or snack machine, or pay phone. You never know who might really need that little extra help.

This article was first published at Beth Owl's Daughter and is reprinted by permission.

Beth Owl's Daughter has worshipped the Goddess since her early twenties, and has been a mystic and seer since 1972.  Now a full-time professional Tarot teacher, write,r and consultant, she practices the Reclaiming tradition of Witchcraft.  She is devoted to Brighid and is in service to the Faerie Heart.

12/16/2009 5:00:00 AM
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  • About Alonzo L. Gaskill
    Alonzo L. Gaskill is an author, editor, theologian, lecturer, and professor of World Religions. He holds degrees in philosophy, theology, and biblical studies. He has authored more than two-dozen books and numerous articles on various aspects of religion; with topics ranging from world religions and interfaith dialogue, to scriptural commentaries, texts on symbolism, sacred space, and ritual, and even devotional literature.