And I say “trap” because that suggests that there is just one season for giving.
Study after study after study shows a direct link between generosity and happiness. So what exactly are we holding on to when we hold back from sharing?
This last-month-of-the-year, I’m vowing to look beyond the holidays, beyond the year-end blitz for donating to charity. I’m vowing to make 2015 a personal year of generosity, a year of giving whatever I have to share, with the intent that giving becomes a habit, and then simply a way of being.
And I’d love to hear stories of what happens when you share what you have, without expecting a gift or a happy client or a tax receipt in return.
Have a great Monday and a great week, everyone!
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