I named this Entry apptly so because I have been on an adventure this week after attending a Community Church service this past weekend. I am sure that each of you and most people, have moments in life when you feel compelled to help or support a friend in your life. I believe it is a great quality in the human spirit to reach out to one another and give something of yourself or your time to someone, some group, some cause, or some action that your particular skills and abilities would most benefit. Sometimes generosity is difficult to accept on the recieving end, and in that case, I offer advice of gentleness, understanding, and an unconditional love to support that moment to come to resolution and pass as peacefully as possible.
To refocus on my experience, and an experience I hope and encourage you, the readers, to take up some time, call it an experiment. I was given $5.00 in a task that it was not mine to keep, but mine to give away. There was an option to add to the $5.00 and then give it, which is something I decided to do. Being an adult of sound mind and sound body, I decided I could reach out to my local community and find out who else might be willing to add to this and support a purpose and cause I had on my heart to give to. In this adventure I shared the story of the Community Church service which set me on this path and briefly that I had a purpose on my heart to give to and was looking to grow this generosity. I discovered that the following happened, in no particular order; people gave me more money to add to the generosity, people shared how they were already giving generously to another cause or purpose, or to ask me to give to their cause or purpose!
It has been an exciting adventure and a growth moment for me to experience each of these situations. I will share that my adventure continues through the end of this week, and the Community Church tasked its attending participants to complete this generous giving by the end of the week before the next weekend service. I will have to write one more Blogtemplation Entry to share the results of my Generosity Journey.
It's been a risk for me to share my story and ask others to add to this generosity, as you can imagine the range of situations I might come across, and even sharing on this Blogtemplation I am sure will cause some of you to have opinions and thoughts of your own. However, I would like to share that I am growing through this journey because of it. Further more, I would like to challenge all of you to take up a Generosity Journey of your own, and report back to me how your experience was!
The nice part about this Generosity Journey is that it is already that time of year in the social collective minds and spirit that the Holidays are a time to give anyways, so I would hope that success would be more often the result than failure. I am meeting many interesting people and hearing interesting stories. I would enjoy hearing YOUR interesting stories as well about who you meet, what your Generosity Journey is about, and how it concludes!
This opportunity has been one to Contemplate for sure, and the follow up action has been a blessing I did not expect. I challenge you to contemplate your Generosity Journey, and act on it!
Please come back and comment, like, and share your results with me here at The Establishment of Contemplation. I wish you Luck, Joy, and Safety in your Adventure and Generosity Journey!
- The Establishment