January 17th: Giving to Others

January 17th- Giving to Others

I have found that during times of great despair, when I feel that all hope is lost, when my faith has left me, that giving my love and compassion to others restores my spirits and provides me with a sense of emotional stability.

In the past, I often became so entangled in my own problems, so obsessed with my own pain, my own struggles, that I did not stop to look and see how others could benefit from what I had been given throughout my life.

I have been blessed with many gifts.

If I choose to dwell in my pain, if I choose to live in despair, I am not walking the spiritual path my Higher Power has planned for me.

By showing compassion,

Passing on knowledge to others,

And giving of myself,

I am choosing to walk in hope.

I am choosing to embrace faith,

And I am helping others to move forward on their spiritual paths and out of their own despair.

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“Dear God, help me to be compassionate to others. Help me to share my experience, strength and hope with those in need.”

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4 thoughts on “January 17th: Giving to Others

  1. I’m going through one of those times when I wonder how/ when my mind will be more at ease and I can continue to”move on”. Somehow I still resent “being left behind” to rebuild my life, even after six months.
    Yet, I feel very fortunate to have the health and opportunity to step forward. And I am grateful for that.
    Your post made me realize that I need to focus outside myself not only during “episodes” such as this, but all the time… Thanks!

    • I felt that way too Patricia…. but the life my ex-husband offers today…. would not have been a life that would have suited me over the long-term. I promise you… you WILL see over time that your path is changing and that people that better suit your needs will begin to appear 🙂 D.

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