Sometime we may feel that life is panning out for us the way we envisaged. The dreams we had as children have been left behind as we branch out into middle age and beyond. Sometimes it feels we cannot break out of the funk we have found ourselves in.

But I have come to find that it is possible. Getting out of our busy mode and into our heart occasionally, I’m certain that many of us would find at least one moment during our day where we could pause, reflect on a situation, and see something that we can do to make a difference in someone else’s life.

The pace of life and work has increased a lot and I daresay we don’t give as much thought as we could to the circumstances of other people’s lives. Sometimes, we’re so caught up in our own struggle that we don’t think we can even afford the time to “give” our time, suggestions, talents, to others. And yet, if we do, we are rewarded.

We are often times, throughout our lives, able to experience richness, synchronicity, and reward through small acts of generosity. This isn’t even about money, although sometimes the rewards will impact our financial status as well. And yet, we fail too often when we are so self-absorbed or consumed by our own situation thinking we’d give up too much by helping.

So, this is just a gentle reminder for all of us to pay attention to at least one “little thing” that will make a difference for someone else. Try to make it for someone you don’t know well or don’t know at all; family and friends are too easy and natural.

When we give freely, often its just a matter of time and we receive. In the way of happiness, giving triggers response in our neural network that allows us to be happy. Give it a go, sometime. You will be surprised.

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