You: the greatest gift you can give

Do you ever get frustrated by a limited bank account that stops you giving to all the things that stir your heart? I have felt that time and again. I felt that again listening to some inspiring stories this week at the Global Leadership Summit and having my heart moved by the organisations presented. Then a truth struck me from all of the stories. Each of the people didn’t give money, or certainly not just out of their own bank accounts. They gave of themselves. It was who they were as a person and the connection with other people that brought about the changes and inspiration. 

Do you realise that YOU are the greatest gift you can give your family, children, friends and communities? Your passions, strengths, time, listening ears, smile and hugs are all at your disposal. Instead of feeling stifled by a lack of money, let’s look for ways to have an impact locally and globally using exactly what we have. Let’s give ourselves. So often we put so much energy into accumulating wealth or on our own projects and what seems urgent and important. Will those things be what leaves a legacy? 

What do have available right at this moment? Who are the people around you right now? How can those match up?

Inspired by the Five Minute Friday prompt word: give. It was written by Five Minute Friday guidelines- five minutes of free write without editing. Making this series achievable this week!
This post is part of a series for Write 31 Days called “For Your Encouragement.” I am taking requests from readers on what they want encouragement about and responding to the best of my ability. I would love to hear from you.

You can read the rest of the posts in this series here.