“Giving” in your life is something that should never stop. Do you know your motivation for giving? It’s much more important than the “gift” itself. Many people’s thoughts are dominated by the cost of something or to impress someone, or to conditionally receive something in return when they give a gift.
Giving to me, means you take a piece of yourself, you stop thinking about you and start thinking about him or her. It should be motivated by something outside of yourself, but come from inside yourself.
I received an incredible gift for my birthday this year. What the giver in my situation gave, was overwhelming love. Embedded in that love was support and encouragement, a belief in me and my talents. It was given with delight! And gosh, I received it with joy because I knew the giver gave of herself, gave of her heart!
I believe the hardest thing to give is the gift of consistent love. My husband models that love and I am grateful for that. God gave us His son. His heart motivation is to connect with us for all eternity–that’s consistency! What’s your definition of giving? Here is my definition for this month:
WIN THIS PRINT BY NAMING THIS PAINTING!
I’ve been calling this “Mission Impossible” but it just doesn’t seem right. So I’m giving everyone who reads this a chance to “Name this Painting” and win a beautiful print.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL WIN: Your 11 x 17 print of the above painting will be number and signed (any way you like) by me, the artist. Printed on 80 lb card stock. The print will be shipped, via first-class mail, in a rigid cardboard envelope
WHEN: Now until February 7th – you’ll have it by Valentine’s Day!
HERE’S HOW TO DO IT: Subscribe to our blog (if you haven’t already done so) so that we know how to contact you, and then leave your suggestion for the name in the comments. The winner will be contacted via email and we’ll post the name here on our blog.
Don’t be selfish…post this on your Facebook page too! I am so excited to see your entries!