RaqC’s World: "The Importance of Giving Back"
02/28/2013 - 12:50|
Thank you for joining me another week to read my blog, RaqC’s World, where I share with you all my tips on how to be a fabulous modern day Latina from the inside out. I like to touch on it all -- from relationships, hot topics, fashion, health, spirituality, career and anything in-between.
This week I felt the need to shed light on the importance of giving.
There is truly no feeling that can compare to giving something to someone completely out of love and expecting nothing in return. We all have something to give away freely to a friend, a stranger, or a neighbor and just about all the things I’ve listed below in giving you some ideas are FREE and as I like to say from the heart!
Thank You Notes: When was the last time you wrote a hand-written letter or note to someone? I must say this is a simple gesture that will go a long way with a boss, a loved one, a potential client, a new business acquaintance or even better yet your significant other. Giving unexpected hand-written notes can really make someone’s day and it’s so simple to do. Say thank you more often.
Smile: You’ve heard me say your best accessory is your smile because its simple to wear and easy to share. Don’t leave home without it. Today, give a sincere smile to someone. Your smile may be the only smile a person sees all day. So make someone’s day. It’s when you don’t feel like smiling that you should smile the most.
Hug– I strongly believe that HUGS are an immense exchange of energy between two people. A hug can be so transformational. When you give someone a hug you’re reminding the person: “you’re not alone”. I personally LOVE hugs. I just can’t get enough!
Compliment: A sincere compliment can brighten someone’s day. Do it out of love always, and tell someone you appreciate their energy, their attitude, that you like the way they dress or that they inspire you! Whatever it may be, make sure your compliment is sincere.
Gifts: And of course if you have the money or resources to give someone a gift do it. The other day my friend Alejandra gifted me with a pair of her heels from her very own collection, Alejandra G Collection I felt blessed to have received them, especially since they were unexpected. Those gifts are the best kind to receive. As much as we all love to receive I love to give. I recently gave my sister my ipad and it felt so good because I know she needed more than me, I also gave a great friend a flower arrangement full of my favorite flowers, sunflowers and she loved it. Giving is good for your soul.
Volunteer your time: Some of us aren’t in the position to give gifts so I encourage you to give your time instead. I’ve heard this before: you may not remember what someone gave you but you will remember how they made you feel. Go out & volunteer for a cause that means something to you. What are you waiting for??
Your giving doesn’t have to be extravagant, but it does have to be from the heart!
I wold love to read your feedback below on how you give to others. Lots of love siempre!