Thursday, December 22, 2011

Improve Your Health By Giving

Tradition has us giving at Christmas time.  Sometimes we give out of love, and sometimes by a feeling of obligation.  Sometimes we give beyond our means and sometimes feel badly because we can't give enough.  But recent studies show that giving to others, especially from a space of love and compassion, is good for your mental and physical health.

Giving comes in many forms.  Sometimes it is money, sometimes objects, sometimes homemade, sometimes store bought, sometimes a gift of time, sometimes a gift of listening, or even a simple gift of a loving smile.  Each one of these can make the difference in someone's life, and in your own mental and physical health.

I was given a challenge this week that I would like to pass on to you.  If you choose to accept this challenge, don't make it hard.  Just follow your heart.  As I just said, a simple loving smile can be a gift.  Or if you choose, dehoard your closet and give a gift of clothes to charity.  Or, you may choose to give something that "hurts," something precious to your heart that you know will be appreciated and used by someone else.  This is the challenge:


"Love is a gift from our Divine Creator.  It is the power of creation.  All that is asked in return is that we share this love that has been given us with as many people as possible.

Make a special effort to share something very valuable or special with five people.  This could be food, money, one-on-one time with someone you love, service, a job, or any other gift that is valuable to you.

And most of all, along with your gift, give them a copy of this note so that they also have the opportunity to give their love as you have given yours.

For this ripple effect of love to cover the globe by Christmas, complete your five gifts within 12 hours from the time you read this."

I would like to add, giving can be a year-round occupation.  If you read this and Christmas has already passed, give the gifts anyway.  Improve your health, improve your relationships, and improve the world by giving with love and compassion!

I give my love and light and blessings of health, peace and happiness to all of you!

Until we meet again,
Dr. Judi

1 comment:

grandcannon said...

You are truly an angel.