The Giddiness of Giving
Happy New Year! What a wild ride last year was ("2020" is now the new cuss word that we'll have to whisper).
I seriously love New Years. I love new weeks, new months, and a new year is like the superbowl of goal planning. I know that this year doesn't quite feel the same...in fact, today may feel like a continuation of yesterday, and the weeks and months before it. We're still in this thing and it's going to be a little while before we get the all clear. But that's ok.
I've been reflecting and writing out my goals, deciding all my Big Rocks and how I'm going to get after it this year -- and I hope you're doing the same.
However, if I were to sum up all that I'm looking for in the new year, it's this:
The giddiness of giving
Giving to help others in need, giving time and energy, and giving my gifts to others. As Pablo Picasso said, “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” But I'm going to let you in on a secret...it's also for me. I want that feeling of absolute joy and giddiness. Yeah, I said it. I was GIDDY when one of the hardworking delivery drivers chose a snack from this silly little bowl!
I saw this idea last year and decided to try it and put a bowl of snacks out. I had a blast picking out candy, chips, and protein bars to include. I made a sign and then waited, like a little kid waiting for santa, for the next driver to arrive. And the excitement was not the package he/she was delivering, but to check the bowl and see if they took a snack. When they did, I must admit I was doing a happy dance around my kitchen. So, I want more of THAT.
It's been said that when you’re focused on giving to others you’re less likely to become consumed by your own concerns and challenges. How true. And if there was ever a time to get out of our own heads, it's now.
So this year I plan to give more. I plan to find ways to give with each of my Big Rocks. I encourage you to do the same -- I want that for you! And if I can help you on your journey, please let me know.