My fellow blogger, donut lover, and now my newest Instagram bestie Amanda Sue (who is absolutely the sweetest) met on social media. We came across each others’ profiles and connected instantly! We both LOVE donuts, like the same things, and her wedding date falls on the day of my birthday this year. Coincidence? I think not! I subscribed to her blog talkprayshop.com because I was immediately drawn to her personality and her humane kindness towards others. When I read her “2015 Pursuit” post when she visited Zambia (Africa) and her desire to adopt an orphan someday, it touched my heart. She devoted her self and time to these people and it was very inspiring to me.
Growing up, I’ve always believed in that saying “what goes around, comes around” whether it’s good or bad karma. I knew that if I do good deeds to others, the same will be done to me. Seeing my parents share their acts of kindness and generosity to others has taught me the benefits of giving back. To me, it’s a way to show how thankful and grateful I am for all the things that I have earned along from helping others. I like to recycle good karma because I feel the possibilities that come to you are endless when you give back. It makes me feel good and it gives me a satisfaction in life to make it worth while.
There are so many ways of giving back to others! A simple way to start is to just flash a smile. Just knowing that you’ve been acknowledged is enough to brighten someone’s day. It’s just that easy!
Your time is valuable and spending it on volunteer work for example is a great way of giving to others! Also, sharing your expertise and knowledge to others is helpful and it is beneficial to both. It’s a win win situation! 🙂
Donations such as goods, services, and money are one of the most popular acts of giving back to the community. To me, it’s not how much things are worth, but the it’s the thought that counts. Anything is worth a lot more to the people who are in need, so anything is definitely appreciated.
Random acts of kindness and the little things that you do for total strangers or the people in your life is a humbling experience for me. It also helps with my self-esteem knowing that giving back adds on to my feelings of self-worth. Such a good feeling!
This post has been inspired by the love and kindness that you guys have shown Amanda and I and now, we would like to give back to someone else. The picture above shows what we’re giving away to one lucky reader! A Starbucks gift card, journal, pen, earrings, candle, and hair ties. We’re calling it the ‘Darling Giveaway’ because we want YOU to nominate a darling lady in your life who you feel deserves this sweet package. All you need to do is follow both of our blogs via email, leave a comment on one of our blog posts about the darling person you thought of as you read the post. For a second entry you can comment on both of our posts. Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, February 20th!
We are so thankful for you and taking the time out of your day to read our blog posts and that good feeling should be reciprocated always. I hope that this post will inspire you to give back to someone and someday, that act of kindness will be given back to you. Remember, don’t give to get, but give to inspire others to give. ❤