10 Wonderful Ways Of Giving That Won’t Cost You A Penny

10WaysOfGiving“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston Churchill

Do you know that giving is the MOST utilized principal by overachievers, while it’s the LEAST utilized principal by underachievers?

Why is that?

Are you a giving person?

Why do Overachievers Give more than Underachievers?

Well, as a matter of fact, we could ask the question in a slightly different way which would give you a clue.

Why being a giver will help you become more of an overachiever?

You see, people who don’t like to give come from a place of lack.  Think about it for a minute, what makes people NOT want to give?

What makes people not want to give is a lack mentality, or should I say, a  fear of lacking.  When you have a fear of lack that prevents you from giving. That’s as simple as that. And I’m not only talking about physical gifts here, as we’ll see later in this post.

Overachievers give all the time, and they also know that thee more they give the more they receive.

What is Fear of Lack?

Fear of lack is not something you can see or touch, because it’s a belief those suffering from it have deep down in their subconscious mind – it’s part of the unconscious.  Interestingly, fear of lack doesn’t have much to do with how much you have in the bank, but what you have in your head.

That’s why you may see poor people who are actually generous and some rich ones who are actually greedy.  Their giving habits don’t depend on their money, but more on their deep down beliefs.

So which one are you?

Many Different Ways of Giving

Now when I said giving, did you think that I was talking only about giving “materially?”  Well, I wasn’t, really.

Giving physical gifts or money is ONLY a SMALL part of giving.  They are many, many other forms of giving. Here is a list of 10 wonderful ways of giving that won’t cost you a dime.

10 Wonderful Ways of Giving

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” ― Kahlil Gibran

1 – You can give compliments

Are you frugal with compliments?  I certainly know some people who are. But why is that? When people are frugal with compliments it’s because they’re also coming from a place of lack.  They feel that by giving compliments to others it takes away from them.

Of course, any normal thinking person would know that paying someone a compliment takes nothing away from them.  That would be impossible.  Yet, it’s a deep feeling that some people have – a belief that comes from lack.

If unchecked, this belief can even become a dangerous one which is called envy at best and jealousy at worst, which I don’t need to tell you are two of the ugliest conditions of the mind.

My whole life I’ve been in first row of observing what envy and jealousy do to people, and that’s not pretty. I know of some teenager girls whom given the time and opportunity could have killed me because of it. No, I’m not kidding.

Now, it’s my sincere hope that you’ve never suffered from this as those sorry teenage girls did, but if you are frugal with compliments you could give others, ask yourself why.

Do this exercise for yourself. No one needs to know that you do it, it’s just for you.  Just be honest with yourself and find out WHY you do not like to pay compliments to others even when they deserve it.

Pay other compliments when they deserve it and you’ll feel so much better yourself.

2-You can give some of your time

Do you give some of your time?

They are so many ways you could do that.  It would take a whole post just mentioning them.

You could call someone who feels lonely maybe.  You could go visit someone.  You could volunteer in doing something for your community, especially at this time of the year. How great you’d feel if you gave just a little bit of your time to those who might need it.

When you give some of your time to those who need it, you get a wonderful sense of achievement.

3-You can render a service or do a favor

Maybe you know someone who could use your help such as an elderly person who needs someone to take their groceries upstairs.  Maybe you’re a handy man (or woman) and know people that could use your skills. Maybe you know someone who doesn’t have a car to go around and could use a ride.

The other day I’ve seen a beautiful commercial on TV where we see a young couple decorate the apartment of an old lady while she was away.  I thought that was so touching of a commercial.  There are so many, many ways you can render a service to someone.

4-You can give some encouragement

Now, if you don’t know anyone whom you could give encouragement to, I don’t know where you’re coming from, but certainly not form a place of giving.

Why?

We ALL need encouragement.  Every single person on this planet can use some encouragement, from the drug store cashier to the leader of the country.  So my guess is that you have no shortage of people around you that would appreciate your words of encouragement.

Give encouragement to others every time you can.

5-You can give a listening ear

One thing that I’ve learned to do very early in my life, unless it’s a natural quality of mine, is that I am a good listener.  So much so, that it’s tough lying to me, because I’d remember what you’ve said before.  While I love to talk, I also love to listen.

The other day a guy I barely know was shocked because I knew he was 26 years old, and he told me how do you know that?  I answered, well, because you told me once, and I tend to not forget what people tell me. He was still puzzled.  Either he thought I didn’t listen or would forget, I guess.

What about you?  Do you give a listening hear to others or do you love to hear YOURSELF talk?  That is a great question we can ask ourselves once in a while.

6-You can give others the right to talk

While this one is a bit similar to the one above, it can also stand on its own.  Do you give others the right to talk or are you talking so much that there is no room for others to talk?

It’s OK to like to talk, especially if you’re a woman, I guess, but it’s not OK to overwhelm others with your talking ALL THE TIME.  We absolutely need to learn how to keep quiet at times and give others the right to talk.

Some people have an overwhelming mouth, and boy; it’s hard to talk around them.  If this is you, please, remember to give the right to talk to others, don’t cut them off and don’t monopolize the conversation. This is part of giving to.

7-You can give someone good advice

Do you have some good advice you could give?  Well, if you are a blogger, I KNOW you do, because, us bloggers that’s what we do, we give advice, and that’s a good thing.  But what about free advice for nothing in return? Do you give others advice when and if needed, just for the sake of helping them?

Maybe someone could really appreciate your advice, as long as it’s meant to help genuinely. I give tons of advice for free all the time, what about you?

8- You can give others respect

Now, giving someone respect is so important.  Do you know that some cultures in this world don’t take respect lightly?  As a matter of fact, I would say that America is probably one of the most prominent country in the world where respect has gone berserk.  Calling strangers and older people they don’t know by their first name is very common here, but it’s not like that in Europe or Asia, for example.

I hear it EVERYDAY, and I know it’s part of the culture, but even here, in the US you can still show respect for you elders and for people in general.  Are you doing that?

Are you treating your subordinate with respect? Are you treating your waiter at a restaurant with respect? Are you treating the clerk with respect?  Are you treating the homeless person at your street corner with respect?

If you don’t then you deserve none yourself.

9-You can show appreciation

Don’t wait to show someone appreciation until you’re dead, or until they’re dead, because it would be too late.  Show people how much you appreciate them now.  Tell them and show them.

You will make their day, and what you might not know yet is that in the process you’ll make your day as well.

10-You can give someone love

There’s a French song that says “let’s love each other while we’re alive.” I love this song, because it’s such a great reminder of how important we need to give love to others NOW.  As a matter of fact, this is one of the most beautiful gift you could ever give someone.

Show love to those you can today, because you don’t even know it they’ll be here tomorrow.

Conclusion

Are you a giver?

I really hope you are, because when you are, you’re happier, and more centered.

Give often and without condition, and you will receive, because it’s one of the laws of the Universe, and it never fails.

During this giving season, please, meditate on those 10 wonderful way of giving. It’s good for you.

 

Over to you know, what are your thought on that?

 

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45 Comments

  • Nitesh Sharma says:

    Hi Sylviane,
    Most of the time we expect from others to take or our focus is on how can I get benefitted from a particular person,is not a good option always,You have clarified very clearly with this post. Giving, increase the stature and enhances the image of a person.In society,we admire people who help others or have the nature of a giver.Very true that why givers are better achievers.Nice Post.

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    I couldn’t agree more with all that you wrote, just the kind of posts I love, or perhaps I myself believe in all of these 🙂

    It is in giving that you receive as it’s said, but even if you don’t receive, there is no harm in giving. I think you never lose anything by giving, instead only gain. There are so-so many ways to give, just as you mentioned, provided you are a giver or a person who reaches out and has a giving – big heart, that’s essential.

    Sometimes I honestly wish I had more of my time to give to my readers who ask me so many questions on social networks that I get tired after a while. But I do try my best, and teach my kids to do the same. Such values need to be instilled in children right from the time they are young, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week ahead 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Yes, Harleena, I agree, giving shouldn’t have any condition.

      It’s true that the more we give, the more we receive, but we should be willing to give regardless. Let’s not forget that there is more joy in giving than in receiving.

      I’m like you, I wish I’d have more time helping people asking for it. When I find a question that I haven’t answered in time for some reason I tend to feel bad, but were are busy people, for sure and it can be challenging at times. As long as we do our best, we shouldn’t feel to guilty though.

      Thank you for your input Harleena. Very much appreciated.
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  • donna merrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Great topic Sylviane!

    I’ve always observed how people behave. The non-givers are usually people that are caught up in fear. They are self centered and never listen to anything you say. They are the “takers” that want from other people and use excuses that they have no time, they cannot afford things, etc.

    I’ve noticed that they are always miserable and a drain to be around. I can feel that toxic energy across the room! And sometimes no matter what you do to help them, they stay in that comfort zone to get what they want: pity, money, etc. It is all because the are not givers.

    To me there is nothing better than giving! I rather give than to receive because that feeling you get when you help an elder open a door, or carry their groceries. Those random acts of kindness that are abound gives me a lift in spirit.

    I think it is part of a mindset to be a giver. We notice things and will take a moment to go out of our way to help another. Even bloggers…I just ran into one that had no comment section. I FB messaged her and she was so grateful because she needed to fix her blog. It only took a moment, but it sure made her day.

    Awareness is the key! There are many opportunities to give. If you are aware of what is around you and take a moment to listen, encourage, and especially respect others, your world becomes a more positive place to be in.

    -Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      I agree, Donna, people who don’t know how to give are miserable for the most part, because giving is a natural thing to do as human being. When you don’t like to give it means that something went wrong down the road.

      People who do know how to give, like you Donna, know what how great it feels. How many times did I helped new bloggers as you mentioned. At times it’s really not much, but for them it’s a huge help.

      I am so glad that you are someone who knows how to give, Donna, and this is very obvious in you.

      Have a wonderful time in the snow 🙂
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  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Hey Sylviane!

    I’m a giver girl, oh yeah and sometimes way too much. If I could make a living just helping people with asking nothing in return I would be the richest woman on this earth. If only right!

    I have freely helped so many people over the years but they never followed through with my advice because they were probably of that fear based mentality and were afraid to take the necessary steps that would get them to their desired results. What a shame because it’s really not as difficult as most people feel that it is. You know exactly what I’m talking about since you’re a life coach.

    But it feels so much better when you’re able to help someone and even if that’s just a smile. Maybe they’re having a bad day and your big beautiful smile just makes them feel better. It’s really that simple.

    Maybe this is something people can consider going into the new year. The good thing though is you have so many wonderful giving readers so this won’t be an issue for them but perhaps they can pass along your post and help someone who is in need of this advice.

    Great share Sylviane and thanks so much. Hope to see you tomorrow.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      Ah, I know what a giver you are. I’m going to tell you just about what I told Donna above, you’re a great giver and it shows.

      I have always been a giver myself as well, and that’s thanks to my mom which was a giver personified. This woman which happens to be my mother was my teacher when it comes to giving. She taught us that so much, that my brother and I had to watch it so we wouldn’t do it TOO much like she did, and people taking advantage of us like they did her.

      I guess some people don’t have it them, Adrienne, and no matter how much you showed them, they didn’t get it. Unfortunately that doesn’t surprise me. But let’s be thankful that we are not one of them 🙂

      Thank you for your input, and have a wonderful Christmas preparation time!
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  • Mary StephensonTwitter: maryjstephenson says:

    Hi Sylviane

    Giving without a price tag…how refreshing. This is the time of year that people are always hounding others for giving their money, buying, spending. It is much nicer if all the money is out of the picture. It should never just be this time of year, but should be practiced daily. Giving from the heart and that is free.

    I am a pretty good listener and give everyone a chance to speak, in fact sometimes more than what I should. A kind word, a smile, it makes other people’s day, especially if they are not having a good one.

    Great things to remember this time of year.

    Mary
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mary,

      Yes, as Adrienne said above, just giving a smile can make a different for someone. Some people are alone with no family and if you don’t give them that simile they may not see another one that day. Something to think about, indeed!

      Yes, my ways of giving here are to be applied all year long, that’s why I love them so much. In this world, Christmas is a lot about business boost, but that’s really not what we’re talking about here.

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts with us 🙂

      P.S: by the way, are you aware that I mentioned you on my Monday post at my writing blog?
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  • William ButlerTwitter: wiarbu says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Thank you for a very, very thoughtful post. I will start with point 10 as the greatest way of giving. As you know, my motto and mantra is BE LOVE TO OTHERS. I’m first and foremost all about giving.

    As to point 2, you can always get more money, but you can never get more time. You’re always trading some of your life for something, so time is much more valuable and costly than any amount of money.

    I always say you don’t need to be wealthy to be giving. Your heart just needs to be in the right place. All these points you’ve outlined are excellent ways to do so.

    In the spirit of giving, permit me to offer you some encouragement:
    May all you desire and more come to you in 2014!

    Kind Regards,
    Bill
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      I Bill,

      Knowing what you blog about, I’m sure you can appreciate a topic such as this one, Bill.

      Of course, I kept the best for last, which is love, of course. I think that it’s something we all need to have and to give. As for our time, it’s indeed, more precious than money, that’s why it’s sad when we have to trade time for money, because it’s a sign that we won’t get rich that way 🙂 but that’s another post’s topic, right?

      Giving is not about material things, at least that’s not the greatest way of giving.

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and for your wishes. All the best to you and your family in this wonderful season of the year.
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  • LisaTwitter: Lisapatb says:

    Hi Sylviane, I like to give and didn’t think of those ways as giving – we always tend to think more monetarily. The only one I stay away from sometimes is advice, it’s hard to do objectively at times. I feel sometimes when I give that I receive at the same time, odd isn’t it? Great post and topic!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Lisa,

      No, that’s not odd at all, it’s a spiritual and physical law as well, the more you give the more you’re receive.

      I know that sometimes we feel awkward to give advice, but at times it may be needed, especially young people when we see them about to make the same mistakes we made when we were that age.

      Giving is a wonderful feeling,indeed!

      Thank you for coming and for sharing your thought. Have a wonderful day!
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  • GladysTwitter: coachgladys says:

    Wow Sylviane

    This is a wonderful article and such inspiring.
    I am very thankful that my mom taught me how to give of what has been given to me.
    You pointed out ten important ways that one can give to others.
    It is not always monetary, but that helps as well.

    Talking about giving, this Saturday we will be giving outwear for a primary school that is poor. We purchased gloves, hats, hoodies, coats and many other items. It is so rewarding to empower others with the precious gift of giving.

    Thank you for such a delightful post.
    Thank you for the time you have taken to help me.

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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Gladys,

      Indeed it’s so empowering to give. Even if one doesn’t have much he will feel rich just by the fact that he’s giving.

      Like you I’ve learn to give from my mother who really was a master at it.

      What you’re doing in your town is a great thing, and I’m so glad you’re doing it. Keep up the good work.

      I’ve purchased some toys for an association who is distributing them to children who don’t have much. What a joy it gave me!

      Thanks for coming, and have a wonderful Holiday Seasons!
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  • Akaahan Terungwa says:

    Hello Slyviane,

    It’s actually a great idea that you have indeed proved that it is not necessary to lose anything in order for you to give. This is a firm believe that I have held for many years.

    Even in terms of tangible resources, you can always give and yet be richer! Yes – it has happened to me throughout my life. However, when I think of giving, I think in liberation terms and not in servitude or sustenance terms.

    However, there is something that I’m not so good at sharing: time! That’s the only thing that I discover ‘vanishes’ and is ‘completely lost’ when not shared properly! I, most at times, decide against it.

    Thanks for sharing…do have a supercharged day!

    – Terungwa

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Terungwa,

      Of course, giving is not only a material thing, and we should only be so much happier when we give.

      It’s a good thing to give some of your time when it’s worth it, I hope you’ll try it 🙂

      By the way, did you know that I’ve mentioned you on my writing blog this past Monday?

      Thanks for coming and have a wonderful day!
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      • Akaahan Terungwa says:

        Most times, time is something I simply cannot afford – though I seriously wish I could share it more often!

        Thanks a million for the mention on your writing blog. Comments to that post from my computer do not go through. Could it be a problem you could fix?

        – Terungwa

  • Corina RamosTwitter: notnowmomsbusy says:

    Inspiring post Sylviane,

    I like your definition of fear of lack. It always amazes me that the folks who are struggling themselves are the first to dig in their pockets to share with others who don’t. While the ones who are well off hold keep their hands in their pockets.

    I think you’ve shared some great suggestions here.

    For one, I never thought compliments could be a way of giving but I see your point. I always tell my kids, nieces, nephews how beautiful and handsome they are.

    These suggestions prove that we don’t necessarily have to give money. In fact, my grandmother used to tell me time is more valuable than money. Because people need to feel they have support and money is cold.

    I definitely am a giver. I love making people happy and helping out when I can. I agree with Lisa. I feel best when I’m giving.

    Have a wonderful day! Are you ready for the upcoming holiday?
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Corina,

      I agree with you, it’s not always the ones who can actually afford it that are generous. I’ve seen that many times, and I’ve also see people who were really poor being very generous, so it’s not about who has “financially” but who has in their heart.

      Yes, I know that the few things I mentioned here, may not be thought of as giving, but they sure are.

      I’m glad you enjoyed this and have a great week end and upcoming Holidays.

  • Susan Neal says:

    This is a lovely post for the Christmas season, Sylviane. I think some of the less tangible ways of giving you describe can be the most powerful and meaningful. Giving someone time, encouragement, support and a listening ear is often much harder than giving money or a physical gift, because it really entails giving something of ourselves.

    Thanks for reminding us of this important truth – with all the materialism bombarding us at this time of year, it’s very timely.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sue,

      Yes, the goal here was to show ways of giving that have nothing to do with money or anything material, but as you so well said, it may be harder for some as it’s giving from themselves.

      I’m glad you came and enjoyed this post.

      Thanks you for coming and have a great week end.

  • James says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Reeading this post is a great blessing, even if its is going to be the last I’m going to read from your blog this year.

    My father once thought me that a giver is always on top of a receiver, and through this years, I have come to discover that its true.

    I love the aspect of giving compliment. It helps boost morale, most especially if you are a boss in a corporate working environment. It gives life and a form of acceptance to your staffs and even fellow colleagues.

    Thanks for sharing and do have a nice day.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi James ,

      Oh no, it’s not the last post of the year. I have one more post here this year still if it’s what you mean, and by the way, I’ve mentioned you on my writing blog this week, did you know about it?

      Giving of ourselves is more valuable than giving money, even though money has its place, as you couldn’t eat compliments, right? But that’s why there is always a need to be balanced.

      I’m glad you could resonate with this post and thank you for coming.
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      • James says:

        Hi Sylviane,

        Thanks for the honour!!I’m not aware that I’ve been mentioned. My humbled self want to say a big thank you.

        I just finish reading a post by Angela on my best gifts for christmas, and the gifts was simply centered on thanking and appreciating people that has really impacted positively on her blogging career.

        I must tell you, that you are one of the people that inspire me to forge ahead. Adrienne smith is really good to me, Donna Merryl and Angela. I’m glad and grateful for this blogging platform that really brought good people to me.

        Do have a happy new year celebration!!

        Cheers

        • Sylviane Nuccio says:

          Hi James,

          Sorry for this late reply. I took some time off blogging to do other things these past two week. You are very welcome and it was my pleasure to mention you as a regular visitor of my blogs 🙂

          Have a wonderful New Year!
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  • sherman smithTwitter: shermanksmith75 says:

    Hey Sylviane,

    This post was written right at the nick of time. What better way to talk about giving than right before Christmas.

    I do have to say that I give, give, give. I know a lot of people give only in order to receive which I believe is not a great way of thinking because you may not get anything in return.

    If anything, you want to share your energy and positivity with people. I believe this is why we’re are here. If not, then I guess there would be only one human here on this planet 😉

    Yes when people come from a fear of lack, then they’re coming from a place of self bitterness and that the world owes them. I noticed that with a lot of people which is sad to say.

    But sometimes you can only live your life as being a good example to others!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sherman,

      Yes, it’s the right time of the year for this type of post, that’s why I wrote it now 🙂

      I really feel sorry for those who don’t know how to give, not even when it’s no monetary, but giving of themselves. But only THEY could change themselves, no one can do it for them. I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

      Thank you for coming and have a great week end!
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  • Dr. Erica Goodstone says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Great suggestions on ways that we can give. Just today I was feeling sad and then a friend called who has had a difficult year. I listened and gave her some suggestions (because she was asking) and both of us felt better. Tonight I ate at a local restaurant that I chose because it is a family owned small place where I know I will be treated well. So I told the owner how I felt about the place and his pleasant attitude. He brought his brother-in-law over and asked me to repeat what I said. I made both of them feel good – and I left feeling so much better than earlier in the day. Giving reminds us that we do make a difference.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hello Dr. Erica,

      How nice of you to share this story of giving. This is exactly what this post talks about, we can make people feel good and happy with very little, a word or a smile, and those kind of gifts have nothing to do with money. I’m sure you felt really good doing this.

      Thank you for sharing, and have a great weekend 🙂
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  • Sebastian says:

    I’ve noticed this with compliments especially. Those people who are really confident and happy are the ones who give the most compliments.

    I really appreciate you mentioning all the other ways to give. This is golden.

  • Dana says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    I LOVED this post.

    When we realize that the roadblocks to giving (such as absence of financial currency) isn’t what really gets in the way, we have nothing left to use as an excuse.
    We have to face ourselves…and we’re then left with the concept that perhaps it’s our own self-imposed limitations (aka – lack mentality) that really gets in the way of giving.

    It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the idea of lack – as society has been programmed to believe the dollar is responsible for abundance and freedom.
    And it so isn’t the case – as your examples have pointed out.

    I have to say how thankful I am to have gotten to know you a bit this year.
    I love your blog – and I love seeing your comments on mine as well.

    Here’s to another year of awareness of our subconscious mind 😉
    Have a blessed holiday and Merry Christmas Sylviane!
    xo

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Dana,

      Thank you for coming here and I hope you had a Merry Christmas if you celebrate. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post.

      I took a few days off blogging, so that’s why I replying to you here so late.

      Money is most certainly not the only way to be free. It’s more of a way of life i’d say. Some rich folks are not free at all, and some poor ones are, so while money offer freedom in many ways it’s not the only thing either.

      Looking forward to get to know you more this coming new year.

      Happy blogging, and Happy New Year!
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  • Hiten says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    What a brilliant post on giving and as you explained, the best ways to give certainly don’t involve material objects. You are right. When we don’t give, we’re operating from a mentality of lacking.

    Personally, due to my experiences in life and my personality, I’m a giver. My issue at times is with receiving. When I was younger and my self-esteem was very low, I didn’t feel deserving. So, I think this made receiving a little harder when I was an adult. However, I certainly have made much progress in this area.

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Sylviane!

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Hiten,

      Sorry for the late reply, but I kind of took some time off blogging this past week or so.

      I understand what you mean completely. My mother who was the most giving person I’d ever known, had a very, very hard time with receiving. This was due to her upbringing, of course, as she was brought up never receiving much at all.

      So, therefore, even though I received a lot from her, I also picked up from her “own” behavior, and had a hard time receiving myself. I did get better over time though.

      Thank you so much for coming and have a wonderful New Year!
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  • Alexis Marlons says:

    The best gifts are not those that can be bought, but rather those that are personally rendered especially our own time. Because of the fast-paced life we are living right now, it is really important for me to spend quality time with my family especially during special occasions like birthdays and holidays and it is the best gift I could always give to them.

  • EmmanuelTwitter: cudjoe1991 says:

    Hello Madam Sylvianne,
    This is of course well said. It is the little things that matters a lot. Many are now very much self-centred and care more only of themselves.

    Giving a listening ear to someone who needs to heard will not cost a penny alright but will bring more than joy to him.
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  • Alan Ashwood says:

    Hello Sylvianne
    This is my first visit to your site, but I’ll be back often now that I’ve found you. I think I got here via Adrienne Smith, but not entirely sure.
    I totally agee with the 10 points listet above, and am actually creating a Poster with them. I hope you don’t mind. It will be freely downloadable, as trying to make revenue from it would be entirely hypocritical.
    I like to think that I try to live by these standards, and at least I know I can tick some of the boxes.
    They’ll never make us rich materially, but we can all enrich our lives by giving to others.

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Alan, and welcome here. I love new visitors, especially if they become true regular ones.

      Sure I don’t mind you taking my idea, especially if you give a reference to this blog, since that’s where you’ve taken it from. I would love to see it when you’re done 🙂

      Yes, we should all try to meet all such qualities, because it will make us a better person.

      Thank you for coming and happy new year to you!

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