Guest blogger Joy Sisto shares why she gives…
It happens to many of us; suffering is no stranger and because of that, humankind can empathize with another. Each of us would want to be provided for and comforted in our time of need, especially when circumstances are due to no fault of our own or we erred as humans all do.
That joy could be bringing life sustaining food or protective clothes or shelter for someone who just lost their job, left a violent situation, was a victim of war, experienced a house fire, experienced loss of income due to illness or poor health, or experienced mental illness after an emotionally debilitating and traumatic event with a loved one. That gift makes a difference to uplift, encourage, and bring comforting security towards rebuilding a life, feeling connected, and prompting renewal and rejuvenation.
That joy could be providing social support to elderly or a child in the hospital- anyone shut in from the outside world.
That joy could be providing in home care meeting the most basic living essentials in what they can’t do for themselves.
That joy could bring security, inclusion, and loving support for an abused, neglected, or otherwise suffering child.
The ways to give to share joys in another life is quite abundant. It just takes an open and willing heart and putting compassion into action.
You could give by taking a few minutes to help someone with a flat tire, a drained battery, or pushing a car to the side of the road. Your gift could simply be to listen to someone intently and showing genuine kindness, encouraging empowerment, and/or uplifting enthusiasm to transform their day…which affects their life from that moment on- and yours too! It’s all good!
Everyone has a story, a life story full of chapters, which includes its share of challenge and suffering, all part of being human. The human spirit, at its best, is when humankind acts upon natural instinct for compassion and heeds the life reminders to practice this in daily life.
Consider this, what if it is were you…or your loved one?
Give in the ways that you are able to give and let it grow from there, whether time, materials, or money towards a good cause. Of course, take care of your loved ones, and do it well, so you and your loved ones can be at your best to possibly give towards others benefit.
Give because it makes a positive difference! While you are sharing joys with others, it naturally benefits you too, providing a nourishing boost to the neurological system, reduces stress and balances hormone levels, and reduces the potential for disease. It is truly a win-win!
Give because when you share joys it transforms disharmony into peace, with yourself and that of others. When you do that, peace flourishes in you and serves to multiply for other human interactions and has a wonderful ripple affect that shares joys forward.
Joy Sisto founded Share Joys so that people could share stories about the joy they experienced through their own or other’s actions. She hopes it will generate ideas and inspiration for even more joyful actions.
She does her best to make others happy and to make their life a better one. She passionately believes that EVERY life is special, and that EVERY & ANY person CAN make a difference! She believes in enjoying & making the best of every moment, being the change she wishes to see in the world, and encouraging others to pay it forward too.