The Joy of Giving and Sharing

“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

― Mary Anne Radmacher

As we are in the midst of another holiday season I often think about the joys of giving and sharing. There are three areas that often come to my mind when it comes to giving and sharing, time, money and talent.

Time

  • In the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren one of the biggest things one can give anyone is their time. All of our time is very precious, something we will never get back, that is why it very important to know exactly how you use that time. First, I ask that you give these precious moments to yourself doing something you are passionate about. Secondly share your time with those who love you because there is nothing like it.

Money

  • Giving money to a cause that mean something to you, no matter how little, you never know how far it will go or towards endowing a scholarship because you never know that the recipient of those funds that is what keeps them going. I am very thankful for the person or persons who contributed or contributes to the AJ Drexel scholarship. That $2500 scholarship each year helped me graduate Drexel University. So far I have raised $75 towards my $2500 goals so I can pay it forward with all the royalties I've earned so far from Savor the Moments: Inspired by True Stories. I want someone who might be in the shoes I wore many years ago, to have one less financial burden so they can savor the moments. Even though I am still owe on my college loans, I still give when I can. Your donations, no matter how little, will definitely make a difference in someone's life. I am living proof of that.

Talents

  • I truly believe we all have talent. Yours can be a creative or analytic one or something in business or technology. I encourage you, if you haven't found that talent, to ask your closet friends or colleagues, what do they think you are really good at doing, what are you a natural in? Once you discover that, share it with the world and encourage that next individual you encounter to share their talents.

    “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”

    ― Mary Anne Radmacher

    I've been fortunate to accomplish several exciting things both using my talents in technology and writing. It's amazing to be someone who was specially accepted to Drexel University because my reading level wasn't where it needed to be, to now be a best selling author. I feel very fortunate to have people share their talents with me freely and encourage me to write, to read more and never give up. To Sister Angus my 7th grade teacher (R.I.P) thank you for pushing me to believe in my own abilities. To Mrs. Blanchard in St. Catherine of Genoa, your punishment to write 100 times "I will not talk in class" was a blessing in disguise. To many more whom I haven't mention, however I wish you were reading this note or some may have shared this with you. You all have given me so much and therefore I will you give you and many others 4 free gifts. Free Amazon Kindle copies on December 24th and December 25th of:
  1. Big Sister, Little Sister: ***** "A cute and relatable storyShare this with the youngest in your families ask them what is happening in the pictures, this will help them read. I am a huge advocate for literacy.  
  2. La Hermana mayor, La Hermana menor (Spanish Edition) ***** Hermana Major, Hermana Menor- Excellente Libro! 
  3. Grande soeur, Petite soeur (French Edition)
  4. Savor the Moments: Inspired by True Stories ***** A hidden treat  ***** "I was hooked from it's introduction" 

 

Feel free to download a Special Edition of Savor the Moments for #2015 for ONLY $2.15 Exclusively on www.yanatha.com

Matthew 25: 29a For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance.