This week’s theme for the Writing Workshop is not an easy one, I think. There are so many aspects to “giving”, where to start? We have all given gifts and money, as well as time, love, attention and sympathy.
In the end I decided to write about giving to… yourself. Perhaps not quite in keeping with what Josie had in mind, and certainly not with ActionAid and the tremendous work they do, but I felt it had to be said.
I believe that allowing time and space to yourself makes you a finer person. Finding out who you truly are, nurturing your soul and heart and recharging your batteries helps you give more and better. It centres you on what really is important in life and enables you to give others your full attention.
We lead busy lives that encompass a lot of people, information, thoughts and tasks. It is therefore easy to be engulfed by all of this and never stop. What a shame. As little as ten minutes a day to visit your inner self can make all the difference. Try it, and you might be surprised at how it changes the way you give.
This post was written for the Writing Workshop with the prompt “Giving”. You will find more stories here: Sleep is for the Weak.