I have been pondering giving a lot lately. When the world seems turned upside down and backwards, it’s often not clear what we can do to help.
One thing that can so soothe a weary or confused soul is really very simple.
We can give.
We can give of our love, our time, our attention, our possessions, our laughter, our unique self expressions.
I love the feeling of giving, the way joy fills the heart, the expansiveness of it.
We give to our local St. Vincent de Paul store regularly: it’s Recycling 101. What no longer serves me can serve you. What no longer serves you can serve others.
I was going to give this book–Superior, Journeys on an Inland Sea–to St. Vinnies. We’ve enjoyed it since the late 1990’s. But, a little voice whispered, what about your Lake Superior Spirit readers? Perhaps one of them might enjoy the magnificent photos and stories of a 2,000-mile circumnavigation of Lake Superior by Gary and Joanie McGuffin.
Would any readers like this giveaway from our Little House in the Woods? From my heart and hands and stamps to your coffee table?
The only thing I ask in return is that you continue to pass along your own joy, inspiration, vitality and love.
Which, I’m sure, you already do.
The giveaway is open to any reader in the United States or Canada. (Sorry you folks from Bangladesh or Vietnam; it’s probably too expensive to ship the book over the saltwater seas.)
It’s open to anyone who’s ever commented on this blog in the past eight years. All you need to do is let me know you’re interested.
Isn’t it funny how when we give, we also receive?
How we need to be open as both the willing recipient and the loving giver?
How the Circle of Life really is abundant.
So when spirits get low or confused, remember this advice from an old friend.
Just give. Without expectation.
Give because you’ll be bringing joy to yourself.