Living Abundantly by Giving Abundantly

Far too many people pursuing a life of abundance through the Law of Attraction are doing so for purely selfish reasons.  I will be the first to admit, I began this journey with the LOA largely because of what I could get out of it.  Although I have always wanted to be able to help others, I sought a life of abundance to fill a void. My largest concern was how to make my life more comfortable; mainly, so I could find more enjoyment and fulfillment relationally and materialistically.  I didn’t completely ignore the spiritual aspects of it all, but it was not anywhere near the top of my list.

As I began this new journey though, I was forced to look inward to find the true source of discontent. That’s when I realized the times I was happiest and most fulfilled were the times I knew I had helped others in pursuing their lives of fulfillment. This is not the type of help in which one loses themselves and their sense of self in the process, but of giving that of which they have an abundance. In return, even more abundance is returned.

Giving of Yourself Abundantly

Giving abundantly can take many forms, from the smallest gesture to the largest commitment.  Giving of yourself and what you have brings a glow to your heart.

Glowing Heart

Glowing Heart

Did you smile and thank the cashier and bagger at the grocery?  Did you allow the car in the next lane to merge in front of you?   When was the last time you visited a retirement home, or have you ever?  Have you considered donating time to Meals on Wheels?  If you belong to a church, are you active in their charitable events?  Do you donate clothes or furniture, or do you find it easier to set it all out with the trash pick-up?

I do not have the ability to drive anywhere at any time, but I found I could give my support through an online prayer group.  Even though I am not a religious person, it matters not.  I believe there is a higher power.  Call it God, The Divine, The Universe…prayers, thoughts and intentions are sent, received and answered. There are over 100,000 members in this prayer group.  Can you imagine the effect those prayers have?  Reading some of the messages of thanks brings tears to my eyes.

It Doesn’t Take Much Money to Make a Difference

When I began donating, I couldn’t afford much.  I found that with a few dollars, I could put a Thanksgiving dinner on a family’s table.  I could help feed the homeless that went to a church or shelter for a hot meal on a cold night.

Have you donated money to any charities – international, national or local?  Do you drop your extra change in the Salvation Army bucket during the holidays?  Do you buy those little flags from the AmVets table when it is set up outside the grocery store?  How about supporting the Red Cross when disaster strikes…or before is even better.   There are SO many legitimate charities, from local to international.  Chose one or two, if that’s all you can afford, more if you can do so.  Your heart will truly glow, knowing you are doing what you can to help those less fortunate than you.

Any sort of giving is the perfect way to make you more grateful for what you have.  It will truly make you feel abundant.  And, when giving unconditionally starts to bring more abundance into your life as a way of thanking you, share more.  The cycle has begun, and you will surely be a better, more abundant woman for the giving of yourself and what you have to share.

What have you shared, contributed or donated lately?  Didn’t it make you feel wonderful about doing so?  Share you stories. I would love to read them.

Margot

10 thoughts on “Living Abundantly by Giving Abundantly

  1. Neil

    Hello Margot

    Excellent post on living abundantly and I’m a huge fan of the law of attraction too because it works for me when I think positive every day and it helps me to go after what I want in life.

    We all have a choice in life and that’s either to spend our days as cynical, negative and miserable people or to think positive, attract great things and to live extraordinary lives. I choose the latter option 😉

    Thanks for your insight…

    Neil

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    1. Margot Post author

      Excellent insight yourself, Neil! Although I have my “days”, as we all know everyone does, having a positive attitude, practicing creative visualization, expecting to have an abundantly superior day and being open to receive the abundance God, the Universe, Divine Force has to send back, brings that abundantly superior day I was expecting much more often than not. I feel blessed for the abundance I do have in my life.

      Best ofabundance to you!
      Margot

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  2. Jason

    Absolutely love this,

    The world would be a much better place if more folks would help out.

    After all it is not just money that helps because you could always just give up a bit of time out of your day to make a difference.

    Hope more find this post and take action on what they find.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Jason, thank you so much! I couldn’t agree more with what you say. If everyone who could would give something….time, money, skills, etc., I can’t help but think that, not only would the world be a much better place, it would be a phenomenal place for every man, woman and child alive. I would be thrilled if even just one person hit on a link and made a commitment to help. I’m not getting any type of financial gain by including these links. The benefit I get is the knowing that someone cares enough to help his fellow man.

      Thank you for your input and sharing. I hope to hear from you again soon.

      Best if abundance to you.
      Margot

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  3. Simon

    Yes it is definitely better to give than to receive! When I get a present I’m like ‘thanks!’ but I love so much more when I think I’ve got the perfect gift for someone and I can’t wait to see their face when they open it.

    The Word of God says this:
    “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35

    Because our Creator God is a generous God (so much so that He gave His one and only Son for us), we should be generous people also. Give and it will come back to you many times over – we are blessed to be a blessing!

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    1. Margot Post author

      It truly is better to give than receive. But isn’t is a glorious gift, when the receiver is happy with what you have given. And in the end you receive much more than you gave. And that, in itself is a true gift of abundance. Thank you Simon, for your words of wisdom. You are invited to return at any time to share.
      May you have a blessed and abundant day,
      Margot

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  4. Kostadin

    Very insightful article! Give and you shall receive! Giving is one of the most powerful principles of all time. If we want to receive more, we must first give more. This is what should make us happy – How much we can give to others. And I`m not talking about just money. Thank you!

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    1. Margot Post author

      Yes, I see the responses I’m receiving and glad to see everyone understands that there is nothing more satisfying that giving to others of all types of abundance, money not being the first thing we all think of. Giving is to pass on positive energy to others. Hopefully, they pay it forward. Thanks for visiting Kostadin, I hope you’ll return again with more of your positive insight.

      Margot

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  5. Donald Jacobs

    This is a great post. When God created all things he set up the process of seed time and harvest. Giving is planting and receiving is the harvest. Giving in abundance, no matter what it is, results in an abundant harvest. Give love abundantly you will be loved abundantly, give encouragement abundantly you will be encouraged abundantly, and so on and so on, and that includes material things. You already know this but Jesus said in Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

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    1. Margot Post author

      Donald, I couldn’t agree with you more. It is so important to give abundantly without expecting anything in return, but when you are given back in abundance, you cannot help but believe there is a God watching over those who give in abundance just for the joy of giving. Thank you for your wonderful comments.

      Margot

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