Isn’t it fun when something just happens out of the blue unexpectedly?
Challenge: Spread the cheer if only for one day. If you accept this challenge, how will you do it? Get creative and have some fun! Maybe you will pay it forward, being anonymous can make it even more fun, maybe just a little surprise for someone you haven’t seen for a while. Or do something little and special for your co-workers, your spouse or a child? The list can be endless — Be creative and have fun spreading the cheer! Please share a post of what you did. It will be make it fun for all of us!
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When you are told something, do you feel you need to help make it right somehow? Are you a constant fixer? Does the person want you to just listen or to fix? In the workplace, is it something that someone else wants you to do that maybe isn’t really yours to own? Is it the same people in your life that you are frequently called to help? Granted there are those who truly need our help, but you also really know who those are, such as children, the sick, and the elderly. But what about those you know can or should be able to figure something out for themselves? Would you feel guilty if you said no?
If you are a fixer and helper, often the first inclination is to jump right in and do something about it, to fix it or to help them fix it. While that is often admirable in someone, when is it too much? It is not uncommon to start to feel resentful or you just don’t have time, which is often true. You might start feeling burnt out. Do you stop and take care of things brought to you so often that you find yourself getting behind in your own responsibilities or cramming in long hours of a day or week to get everything done? While it is a good thing to be able to help, ask yourself first, is this mine to own? Why do I feel this is mine? Will it get done otherwise if I don’t do it? Do I have to be the person to do it? Again, is it really mine to own?
Wow, so many questions above, but the real one — Is it Mine to Own?
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“Use the talents you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.”
– Henry van Dyke
Every person has a talent (a gift) to share to help make it better for someone else.
Many have turned their talents into a career they enjoy and that they are able to make their living from and are really good at. But there are talents that are unique to someone that just makes it a gift when shared with someone else. Some of these gifts can be just as simple such as baking a special cake for someone, being a great storyteller, playing music for others, using your photography as a gift, or growing vegetables or flowers and bestowing some of your bounty with others that just makes their day. I know I always appreciate receiving flowers shared with me since having a green thumb is definitely not one of my talents! I have a couple of friends who not only grow flowers, but arrange them so beautifully, that I know their gift and time makes the day a special celebration!
Maybe the only gift you have to give on a certain day is a smile that shows a “genuine greeting to someone who just needs someone to greet them kindly in that moment.”
The opportunities to share your talents are endless. If you are not sure where to start just look to your family, neighbors, or workplace. Especially seek a way to share at least a portion of your talent with strangers with no expectations of receiving anything in return. However, one of the most interesting findings in sharing of yourself is the intrinsic joy you do often receive in return!
“When we flex our giving muscles every day, the process begins to transform our own lives. Because no matter how successful we are, when we go out into the world ‘to get things’, when we strive to achieve a goal, we are operating from a perceived deficit, focused on what we don’t have and are trying to obtain. Once the goal is achieved, we are on to the next goal. But when we give however little or much we have, we are tapping into our sense of abundance and overflow.” –Arianna Huffington, Thrive*
Thank you, if you are already sharing at least one talent with others. If you are not and want to, what are you good at that you would enjoy sharing with others? It does not have to take a lot of time. If you’re not sure what your talent is, ask yourself what are others always asking you to bring, make, or do? It doesn’t have to cost a lot, if anything, other than your effort to be somewhere or supplies if you are making something at home. Maybe you’re good at cooking, knitting, playing games, like to rock babies or visit the sick. There is room for everyone! Everyone Has A Talent (Gift) to Share. What is yours?
Huffington, A. (2015). Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being, Wisdom, and Wonder. Cristabella LLC. Harmony Books: Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC., New York, NY. United States.