Being thankful because we have something to give produces a feeling of abundance. In a state of abundance, we feel blessed. While blessed, our actions exude confidence, faith and a sense of peace. Others are attracted to these qualities and want to learn how to live in a similar fashion. All of a sudden and possibly without intent, a "pay it forward" movement has begun!
In such a movement, the energy is shifted from focusing on a "wish list" for the self to a "wish list" for another or others! The sense of fulfillment in being able to provide some or all of that wish list far exceeds receiving.
Have you ever wanted something so much that you thought about it constantly, researched it, prayed for the arrival, did whatever necessary to draw it closer to you and then once received you felt happy, but then easily unfulfilled? Did the lack of fulfillment then send you on another chase for something that you just knew would fill the void? Has this process repeated itself over and over for many years?
If you have answered yes (and I believe that most of us could) are you ready to begin to "Live Thanks-giving"? This does not mean that you must stop desiring or feel guilty for enjoying receiving. It simply means that a healthy balance of feeling thankful for both giving and receiving just may top the fulfillment meter.
Speaking from experience and watching family members and friends during many acts of "Living Thanks-giving", I can tell you that a rise in the fulfillment meter due to generosity produces heart bursting tears of joy! I can also tell you that joining together for any cause produces a sense of camaraderie that just may be unmatched. Now the fulfillment meter is bursting at the top (this makes me think of the time in the movie "ELF" with Will Ferrel when the "Joy" meter lifted Santa and the Reindeer over Central Park...what an awesome scene)!
We can ALL use a boost in the Joy and Fulfillment meter!!
May you find Peace, Love & Joy in "Living Thanks-giving" every day and in any way. Giving a smile or taking the time to simply listen can carry more weight than gold!
I have included information that may help us all in
The Lawson Family of South Butler lost their husband/father and their home in a fire last week. I do not know this family, but have read information about this senseless tragedy. Their are many ways to be Grateful in being able to give from this list:
1. Go Fund Me Page:
2. Money and gift cards cards may be sent to:
PO Box 274 120 Pittsburgh St Saxonburg PA 16056-9800
This box will be open for 6 months to accept donations.
3. The Knoch High School Student Council will also be taking donations.
4. There are several other families and organizations who have started
collecting donations, including Hannah Hassler (Hassler Family),
Milissa Rodgers, The Saxon Golf Course, and the Saxonburg Spartans.
5. NOVEMBER 20, 2020 The cheerleading boosters have organized a
Gift Card drive so that Amy Lawson can use them as needed in the future.
The following times and locations will be used for a DROP OFF in a secure
Hope Chest that will be given to the family.
Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Knoch High School Address:
345 Knoch Rd #9301, Saxonburg, PA 16056.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24: 5-7 AT THE KNOCH STUDENT PARKING LOT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27: 5-7 IN FRONT OF KELLEYS RESTAURANT,
MAIN STREET, SAXONBURG