Day 100: How to Feel like You have Won the Lottery
“In the present circumstances, no one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems. Every individual has a responsibility to help guide our global family in the right direction. Good wishes are not sufficient; we must become actively engaged.”
If you had asked me the week before I started 365give what 100 days of giving would feel like I would have said stressful, difficult, a lot of work.
The good news is – I was wrong.
I wanted to share with you how it feels to GIVE for 100 days. A true gift. Pure joy in my heart and a knowing that the day I die, be it tomorrow or 50 years from now I am doing every thing in my power to GIVE and inspire others to GIVE. It is my passion, my calling, my nature – it is part of who I am and am am happy to be share my journey with you.
My blogger friend Tina Su, who is a brilliant inspirational writer / blogger, founded of a site called Think Simple Now. Her post this week was titled ”Becoming a Millionaire.” The post was not about becoming a millionaire but if you had a million dollars would you truly be happy? If you had a million dollars what would you be doing?
Even if I won the lottery today and had 10 million dollars I would still be doing exactly what I’m doing today. Inspiring you to GIVE a little more in your life. Inspiring you to teach your children to GIVE. Inspiring you to spread the word that we can GIVE every day. I am inspired by people from all over the world that are sending me messages on how they are giving in their life.
I was trying to think of some grand GIVE I could do for day 100 but since I have 265 days to go, I thought I better keep this century count down to a dull roar.
Instead I thought the best way to share how I feel is to share with you a book I stumbled on today and bought it as my GIVE of the day. The book is called “The Power of Giving.“
Day 100 / Give 100
For my 100th GIVE I bought a book. I came across it today while doing a Google search. There it was. One big GIVE all wrapped up for me and for you. The Power of Giving was exactly the message I wanted to convey to you today. I have taken a small expert from the book to share with you. These are the authors “benefits of giving.”
- new relationships
- a feeling of security
- good health
- a sense of empowerment, pride, and accomplishment
- peace and love
This is how I feel. Imagine, it’s like the “key” to happiness and I am sharing it with you today. Giving makes you feel really good. Giving a lot or giving a little. No matter where you are in your life just GIVE. It will make your life better and those you GIVE to better. Peace, love and happiness can’t be bought. Not even for a million dollars. These feelings come from your heart.
By purchasing this book I have supported a number of things:
1) Authors Azim Jamel and Harvey McKinnon donated their time, energy and resources to publish this book. By purchasing the book I am in turn supporting the authors, their passion for giving and inspiring so many to GIVE more in their lives.
2) All the authors proceeds will go to charitable organizations through Tides Canada.
3) Sharing information you need to GIVE more in your life.
Get the book. Be inspired, motivated, encouraged and excited to GIVE more in your life. Buy the book or borrow it from your local library. If you don’t know how to get started this book will help you.
So celebrate with me today. Make the 365give commitment for a week, a month or a year. Choose to GIVE more in your life and tell me about your journey. The more stories I can share, there will be more people who will be inspired by you.
Thank you for following my first 100 days. What I really need is you to keep me going through the next 265 days of giving and blogging. We can change the world together. one GIVE at a time, one day at a time.
Time Commitment: 10 minutes in the book store
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