This is the season for giving thanks, gifts and resources ~ and getting too, as some might gleefully say.
This is the time to spend, spend, spend.. then ruefully pay, pay, pay.
As our circumstances have altered over the years, I have learnt to cut my cloth to suit my means.
And that’s been hard at times because I love to give gifts, especially to my loved ones, family and friends.
But it doesn’t end or even begin with spending money, does it? Giving encompasses so much more.
The best form of giving is from the heart, willing, open, generous and sincere.
Thankfully, we all have myriad means at our disposal to give to others, no matter how limited our resources, health or energy may be.
We can give:
- Our time
- A listening ear
- Intercessory prayer
- A word of encouragement
- Friendship and fellowship
- Support, a hand to hold
- Cakes, cards and creative gifts
- Food parcels or vouchers
- Ourselves, our stories
- Our time
- Our creativity and skills
- Our faith journey
- Our hope in Christ
- A cup of coffee or a meal
Which is the theme of the video below of ‘Do Something’ by Matthew West, taken from the album ‘Into the Light’.
I’m linking here today with Kate for #FMF where we are writing brave and free with the prompt:‘Give’. You are warmly invited and encouraged to take part.