“Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more–a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
– George Herbert
Desire is endless once we let it engulf our soul. Throughout our lives, we strive to progress and better our life; materialistically for definite but very seldom spiritually. Whilst I do not think it is wrong to want something for yourself, be it a new car, a more spacious house or that xbox and work towards it; it is important to be detached to these to a certain extent, if not completely. It’s easier said than done though, I do love that pair of jimmy choos I bought! However, once the vicious cycle starts it doesn’t end. The more you get the more you want and are never satisfied at the end of the day!
I for sure, whenever I pray always ask for something; for myself or others. But seldom am I grateful for what I have and count my blessings. There are a number of things to be grateful for in our lives and we so easily forget this. So I know what I am doing today; being grateful for what I have: for giving me such a loving and caring family, a roof over my head and food to eat, and a job which puts me in a position to reach out and help others.
There is also no greater joy than seeing a smile on someone else’s face than doing something for your own self. Giving is hands down better than receiving. I grew up in a very loving home, close to my extended family and cousins. Infact, my cousins are like my brothers and sisters and also my friends. Most of them have gorgeous children and great partners now. Whilst I do not see them and their families that often, I always stay in touch with them on whatsaspp (the perks of social media and technology).
Whilst thinking about them, I stumbled upon the NSPCC website (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) nspcc.org.uk where you can send a letter from Santa to a child you know and donate a certain amount of money for each letter you send to their cause. When I was a child I used to absolutely love Santa, he was one of my favourite things about Christmas! And what better way to wish my little nieces and nephews a Merry Christmas from Santa than to send them a personalised letter praising them for being so good this year 🙂 www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/make-a-donation/letter-from-santa/
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