The Angel Pendant ~ Thoughts on Giving
As Christmas approaches this year, we wanted to share with you some of our thoughts on Inspired Giving. It seems that the age-old motto “in order to receive, you must first give” seems to go hand in hand.
This Christmas more and more of us wonder just what “special gift” to give to those we love. I don’t know about you, but I for one, have found over the years, that it is not so much about what to give as it is about the meaning behind the gift. You may recall as a child, like I do, that we are given many messages.
And yet, each year, we stress over what gift to give. However, I believe Mother Theresa sums it up best when she says, “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.”
And that is exactly what we have experienced over the years of hearing many supporters stories of gifting an Angel Pendant to a loved one is that their Giving From The Heart results in the release of hormones such as oxytocin, the hormone of love and bonding. Feelings of connection, gratitude and abundance create an unforgettable experience, an explosion of joy and love. It is these central feelings that ultimately create good health, happiness and an overall feeling of well-being; and that is the best form of giving, one that benefits both the receiver and the giver. So please join us as we share our Thoughts on Inspired Giving this Holiday Season:
Thoughts on Inspired Giving
Blog by Stan W. Tait
“It is better to give than to receive”
When I was young, I never understood why it was “better” to give than to receive. As children tend to do, I preferred to be on the receiving end at Christmas and Birthdays; I often found it difficult to give. As I have grown and matured, I’ve come to realize that giving isn’t just about the benefit to me, it is a shared spiritual experience increasing in importance with each passing year.
“The greatest gift we have to offer is the gift of ourselves.”
A busy working mother once told me “When I am on the floor playing with my daughter and the phone rings, I let it ring. My time with my daughter is too precious to allow those moments to be interrupted.” The essence of Giving of Ourselves is being there unconditionally for those who need our love and attention.
“You cannot out give God.”
Halloween has past; the season of pumpkins is behind us. Remember the pumpkin you carved as a family, to the delight of your children. Do you recall all of the work to remove all of those seeds? If you’ve ever grown a pumpkin from a seed, you’ll quickly discover when cutting the pumpkin open that you’ve been blessed with hundreds of seeds in return for that one seed you planted. Giving is a lot like growing pumpkins. The return on your single act of giving freely of yourself is multiplied a hundred fold. That is just the way the universe works.
“The Secret of Living is in the Giving.”
I believe that the result of giving to others is the serenity that settles upon our souls at the end of the day. There is no better feeling than knowing you’ve made a difference in the life of another. This feeling of contentment can be felt in all facets of our lives. Even in business.
I have been a jeweler for over 37 years. It is easy for me to lose track of time when I’m repairing a broken ring, or replacing a lost earring. When a customer visits my studio with a “jewelry emergency”, my response is always the same. If a piece that I created for them is damaged, I gladly give them a new one, no questions asked. If it is broken, I will repair it at no cost to them. If they’ve lost it, I will replace it. Their problem is an opportunity for me to provide a solution.
When I give this service my intention isn’t to get anything in return. I believe and always have that it’s just the right thing to do. Over the years, I’ve gained many rewards for providing exceptional service and have enjoyed the satisfaction of giving that quality of service to my customers.
“Love is All There Is” (The Beatles)
All forms of Giving Comes From Love. All that we receive in life has come from an act of love. I believe that our true nature is centered around being loving spiritual beings. That’s why it feels so good to give. Giving is unselfish compassion for others, it’s a way of expressing gratitude for the abundance that you have.
So, that being said:
As we approach this Season of Giving, take a moment to think about all you’ve received from those who love you. All forms of giving find their source in Love. All that we receive in life has come from an Act of Love and I believe that our true nature is centered in being loving spiritual beings. That is probably why it feels so good to give. Reflect on the gifts you’ve received from your parents, friends, brothers and sisters. Then when you give from the heart, you know it can truly make a difference in the lives of those around you. And that is the best form of giving you can offer.
Make this holiday season even more special by Giving Yourself The Gift of Love for all of your efforts and accomplishments, you deserve it. Then as an unexpected “Angel” you can share the magic of the holiday season with a special friend. Who have you missed? Who hasn’t heard from you? Imagine the delight of re-connecting, the joy and love that will last long after the holidays are over.
Be an Angel, Give an Angel and Make a Difference
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We wish you Many Happy Holidays and Angel Hugs,
Stan W Tait, Sue Tait and our Family