Become Free to Give Unconditionally
Working your way through your finances is scary and overwhelming. You hit many ups and downs, and you often wonder what’s next. But once you get through the worst of it and you find your financial footing, you may find yourself in the position to give and it’s one of the most powerful things you can do.
When You’re no Longer Managing your Money
If you work hard enough, you’ll hit the point that you reach financial security. You don’t have to ‘manage’ your money because you’ve worked out a seamless system that works for you. This means you have a budget, you stick to it, you don’t use credit cards, and you’re almost out of all debt, including your mortgage.
When you no longer have to worry about every penny, it’s time to give to others who may not be as fortunate as you.
How can you Give?
You can give in any way that feels good to you. Some people like donating large sums of money to their favorite charities. Others like giving to their families, passing down generational wealth. Others like to find unique ways to give their money, whether they start their own foundation or use their money to make a difference in an area of need.
There is no right or wrong way to give – as long as you give from your heart, it’s something that will give you a sense of peace like nothing else in the world.
Why Does Giving Feel so Good?
When you can give, you recognize that you are in a position to do good in the world. You realize some people have needs greater than yours and you are in a position to help them. You don’t give to feel power, but rather to know that you are fulfilling a part of your purpose in this life.
Pass Giving Down to your Children
If you’re in a position to give, you show your children the power of giving. This is yet another way you can do good in the world. If you bring your children up to recognize that others in the world need more than we do, they may be in a position someday to give too.
It’s an invaluable lesson that a parent can only teach by doing. Remember, your kids watch every little thing you do, even if they don’t ‘hear’ you, they are listening with their eyes.
If you have achieved financial security or even if you haven’t, but you feel the calling to give – do it. There’s something peaceful, powerful, and amazing about giving. Even if you can only give a little bit of money or you can only give your time and can’t give money, it all adds up and makes a tremendous difference in this world.
How does it feel to know that you alone can make a difference in the world around us? It’s a pretty powerful feeling, isn’t it?