In many ways, society has bought into the notion that our focus is to acquire people, things, ideas, places, etc. None of these by themselves bring true, everlasting, abundant joy, peace, or strength. What offers this and so much more, is giving – of self, of time, wisdom, love, comfort, encouragement, knowledge, experiences, healing, etc. One of the reasons I started my blog was to give the lessons I have learned about myself and life, in an effort to connect with, help and inspire healing for and in others. As I become free, whole, confident myself, my goal is for others to be free, whole and confident. Nothing I receive is for me alone, it’s always, also for the benefit of those around me. So as long as I receive, so will you. My purpose is to serve and love my people, the world, with everything that I have and will have. Whether it’s money, quality time, posting my thoughts, blogging about my pain, it is to build, edify, empower. It is better to give than receive. Never forget it. Look for ways to give of yourself to others. It can be as simple as a smile and “hello”!