"Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege."
~John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The real spirit of giving lies in thinking of it as a privilege rather than a duty. When you give from your heart, with love and gratitude, you capture the true spirit of giving.
This week: As you approach the holidays, remember that giving is not a duty. Notice what happens to the stress of holiday shopping when you remember that giving is a privilege. Express your love and gratitude through giving, and leave the sense of duty and "I have to" behind.
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist and life coach at Inner Resource Center, LLC in Maryville, TN. She helps people live more meaningful and authentic lives by assisting them in getting rid of limiting beliefs and negative emotions from their past experiences--what she calls "emotional clutter." Get challenges for better living in Inner Resources at http://www.innerresourcecenter.com/ .