There are 75 days before the glorious start of a new Gregorian calendar year. So, for the next 41 days (Monday – Sunday) the blog postings will ask you one question. That question may inspire you, it may perplex you, it may anger you, or it may tickle you. It’s about the real in you. The intent of the 75 questions is to probe, to prompt a reaction, to get you to stretch, to press beyond tradition or boundaries, to think broader, to give, and then give a thoughtful answer to the question.
The overall intent of the 75 questions is to capture change. The questions are to be a catalyst for inner change that leaves you feeling more, dynamic, powerful, intrigued, and authentic. When these emotions are opened up within you (they already exist), you change and your world changes and the whole world changes with you.
Post your answers, you will get a response to your replies and we will use these 75 questions to lift life as the year 2017 begins. My gift to one reader who posts a response today is an autographed copy of my book Climb Every Obstacle: Eliminate Your Limits!
Question 34: What will you give today?
“The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth.
It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not ‘to have and to hold’ but ‘to give and serve.”
~Sir Wilfred T. Grinfell
It is a miracle to give, give thanks this Monday. There are so many who need the service of kindness that you give at this moment, right now. The gift of giving may mean that you are not recognized, what a bounty that is. It may mean that the person you serve by giving out of love never says” thank you,” but give without receipt anyway. Give, make a miracle in someone else’s life – pay your rent.
Abdu’l-Baha adds “Faith is the magnet which draws the confirmation of the Merciful One. Service is the magnet which attracts the heavenly strength.” Giving and service strengthens our capacity; it magnetizes our ability to attract miracles. Therefore, give freely. It is a law of the universe that the flow of giving circulates a continuous flow of energy. Dynamic exchange and interchange stimulates the current of return since nothing is static.
Giving prompts receiving and receiving prompts giving – that is pure reciprocity. Give a smile, give a simple prayer, give praise, give a hug, give financial support. Regardless of the pivot, giving with compassion is a blessing to someone. Transform your life by opening your heart to give and receive with gracious gratitude.
Give without remembering and accept gifts without forgetting. Make a miracles yours by giving and serving someone else today.