What if the purpose of giving was simply that you could change someone else's reality?
You have more to give than you even realize.
You can give your time, knowledge, talents, encouragement, acknowledgment, thoughts, compliments, kindness, smiles, love and money.
Your gifts can be so meaningful in someone else's life whether you are aware of their direct effects or not. And those gifts, by the Law of Giving and Receiving, will return back to you tenfold.
So give generously, cheerfully and often!
There are several wonderful quotes about giving that many great writers and philosophers have delivered over the years. Click here to read some of my favorite giving quotes.
When you get into the habit of giving to others cheerfully and generously you will be practicing the most effective techniques for creating what you wish to have in your own life. Combine that with practicing gratitude and you've got a recipe for happiness.
Since we live in a time where the internet has brought us closer together than ever before in history, we now have the unique opportunity to help others all over the world by doing our charitable giving online.
The 2 links below are to non-profit organizations that offer a FREE "click to donate". Each of the links has several others embedded in them so click on them all. You'll be giving your time and energy to some very worthy causes.
Tithing is the practice of giving away 10% of your income (tithe means “tenth”), usually to a charitable cause or to someone whom you believe has enriched your life.
Some people absolutely swear by the practice of tithing and consider it integral to the process of wealth creation.
I've personally come to know first hand that the practice of giving 10% of everything you earn to YOURSELF is truly the most powerful way to build wealth.
Putting away 10% of all the money that comes to you and NEVER spending it (not a rainy day fund, not a savings account) it's a HAVEing account. When you HAVE money that you never spend and you know is always there to support you (like a good friend), then it puts you in the vibration of receiving which allows more to come to you.
Tithing must be done from a state of abundance. If you harbor thoughts of scarcity as you tithe, then tithing will only become uncomfortable for you.
*NOTE* Be aware when you are giving (be it money, a gift, your time, your talents...) and you're doing it from a space of obligation, or expectation of a return or specific outcome - those are actually judgments that will lower your vibration.
Instead, strive to give from a space of kindness where it requires no more than just the desire to give.
Here is another example of the power of giving.
There are a lot of hard-working people in the world with unrealized ideas and desires for creating wealth and bettering their lives. I donate to this organization that is bringing together unique entrepreneurs in the developing world with those of us who have the means to loan them the money they need to achieve their goals.
Over the last 5 years with a total investment of $75, I have been able to generate 18 loans and each one has given me such joy to be a contribution to lives around the globe.
By choosing a loan on Kiva.org you can "sponsor a business" and help the world's working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of the loan (usually 6-12 months), you can receive email journal updates from the entrepreneur you've sponsored. As loans are repaid, you get your loan money back to lend out over and over again.
When I was researching charities to give to online I came across a very helpful service called Charity Navigator.
Charity Navigator evaluates and rates the financial health of over 5,300 of America's largest charities.
I found it helpful because it provided information on several charities I never knew existed plus it shows details of their mission statements, revenue/expenses, efficiency and gives helpful feedback.
The best part is that they are a one-stop shop for donating online. You can research each charity and give money all in one place. Plus they keep track of your donations for tax purposes.
Two others I have come across are: JustGive.org and GlobalGiving.org. Be sure you really believe in the causes you are supporting and feel 100% good about giving your donation in order to get the most benefit.
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