Yesterday, I wrote about the gifts that we should be sharing with one another, and the fact that they do not have to of monetary value. It struck me on the way into work today, it is amazing how easy it is sometimes for us to just stroke a check, or put cash down for a cause, but at the end of the day, are we really in service to our fellow men and women?
I am a very blessed individual. I have a home, two great children, a wonderful wife, a car, and a job that sustains my family. I have everything that I need to get by in this world. I am not living in the lap of luxury, but compared to thousands of others, I am doing well. It is not easy for me to maintain this life, but I manage very well. I was not always in this situation, and to be honest, I had TONS of help along the way. This life I have now is not just thanks to be, but many others in my life, too numerous to name. It is that interconnection of everyone that we should be really focusing on. Sure, donations always help an organization, or a Church, but when we truly are giving… our time and talents, those actions return to us in multiples.
I will be the first to admit, I am the worst at this. It is easy for me to sit on the end of this computer and type this out. It is a heck of a lot harder to actually live it out. I like to think that this blog does inspire some people out there to do things a little differently, and hopefully in that way my time spent on this will make a difference, but it has been a while since I have donated my time to an organization, because I could. It is not easy with two kids, a wife, and a household to keep running to have a lot of extra time. I really should make the time. I am sure there are many of us out there just like me. Even if you don’t have a spiritual side, you know the truth……. we all should be giving back, because we all did not do everything on our own. We had some help somewhere along the way, and we should be returning the favor. We all have a human longing to connect, why not do that connecting while serving others?