“True giving is not something we do for someone, but it is our consent to let the flow of God flow through us to that person.”           -Eric Butterworth

I heard on the radio a question by a caller wondering why a newly built library at our community college bore the name of a foreigner. I was like, “Wow how did we come to think like this?” –an attitude of entitlement. How immature! How dare we presume to deserve anything – money or building without working for it! The sound of such question revealed something about our mental belief that we are worthy of all that is good – sitting under the proverbial pigeon pooping all over us.  


Conversely, we can blame the TTPI era where Palau and other Micronesian islands were treated like foster children of the United State of America for years because the United Nations made them do it. Oh, we can even blame God. Or we can be thankful that someone gave. We can be thankful that someone donated a library to Palauan students attending PCC. Further, we can be thankful that Japan, Australia, Taiwan and other countries give so our kids can get education free of charge. We can be thankful that the Good ‘ol Uncle Sam has been giving us millions and millions of dollars for over 50 years!

One of the reasons people from these foreign countries are thriving with wealth is because they believe in giving! Yes! Giving!

Someone wrote, “The only way we can make any real changes is to start with the thinking part. The mistake some people make is they stop at that point. But effective change always shows up in our actions. So how does a grateful person, one who has worked, act?

It’s really simple – THEY GIVE!

They give money, time, support, encouragement, everything. Because they are grateful for what they have, they give it away. Because they know that they live in an abundant, friendly, cause and effect universe, they know that by giving, they make receiving possible.

If you really want to understand the power of giving, you have to look at everything you have, not as “stuff”, but as evidence of a flowing current, a river of abundance. When you give, you are demonstrating your confidence in that abundance and your gratitude for it. You are making room for more to come.

You know what they call a lake with water coming in, but with no outlet? The Dead Sea.

By giving gratefully and continuously, you place yourself squarely in the flow of life and become both an inlet and an outlet for the abundant universe to work through.

Wallace Wattles wrote a book, “The Science of Getting Rich.” In it, he says this: “There is a law of gratitude, and if you are to get the results you seek, it is absolutely necessary that you should observe this law.”

Let us be people with the ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE.  [/restrict]