Bucket Challenge: Give away 1 gift each day for 7 consecutive days
(Ending Sunday 20th May 2012)
Giving is a virtue; giving generously is a bonus.
To be able to give is a blessing; be able to give generously is an abundance of the heart!
Receiving is a form of giving; giving the opportunity to the giver and allowing ourselves to be humble (that we need other’s help).
If you have not yet opened your heart to GIVE or RECEIVE, this post brings the 1st GIFT to open your heart, if you let us!
People nowadays have more possessions than people 10 or 20 years ago and yet give or share with others much less than 10 or 20 years ago. People nowadays earn much more in monetary terms and yet hold tighter of what they have … Isn’t this contradicting?
For some people, GIVING is natural and it’s not a difficult act. However for some people, they just don’t give, let along giving to total strangers. When you ask them, it’s either the act of giving just never appears in their mind or the act is not a part of their habits, or simply they just don’t feel or want to give.
Everyone takes RECEIVING differently. Some do not really like it, their ego see it as they are being pity on. Some are very fond of it as they take advantages of others via receiving from them. And some see it as the opportunities to connect and sustain the two ways interactions, thus the relationship.
With GIVING or RECEIVING, the action is not merely a DO, but a sincere GIVING or RECEIVING involves our hearts, genuine caring, open mind and careful execution. So both the giver and the receiver are content and fulfilled in the process. They both experience what they want to experience and will promote this GIVING and RECEIVING further with people around them. There was a movie, Pay It Forward also promoting similar concept! Have a look in YouTube video :)
So, our challenge for this week is to GIVE and to RECEIVE with your heart! It’s not so much about giving the tangibles, i.e. money, car, clothes, books away to others, but more about to offer what you have that are intangibles, the elements that make up the YOU today, i.e. your kindness, wisdom, helpful hands…etc. And as to RECEIVE, our challenge is to be aware of how open we are to receive from others and how we receive from others.
Start with giving a gift after you have read this post and experience yourself the feeling of GIVING!
Our first gift to give away is this POST to our readers :) Hope this 7 days gifting and receiving experience impacts and influences your life! Come join us!
|Challenge:||Give away 1 gift each day for consecutive 7 days!|
|Share your abundance with others|
|Increase to 14 days!|
|To experience via giving, how life around us may be changed ~ (and notice how valuable you are!)|
|Time required:||x hour(s) each day for 7 days (depending on what you offer to others)|
|Energy level:||Medium to High|
|Preparation:||(a) Set your mind to give without expecting any returns;(b) Focus more on the intangibles (i.e. help, advice, words of comforts, actions) that you may offer to others than the tangibles (i.e. money, food…etc).|
This post is inspired by the book “29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life” by Cami Walker.
Here you may find my book review on: 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life.
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Don’t forget to share with us your experiences and how your life has changed because of the challenge!!