Introspection and Reflection

By Adira Royal


Today is the perfect day to write about Introspection & Reflection as part of the journey. This quote by Theodore Roosevelt seems to encompass different points. “Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care. ” It solidifies that words are hood however not enough without action. These times exemplify the effects of showing up or doing something as an expression of kindness.

This time of year usually requires some introspection. Almost immediately this quote encourages you to look inward. Also allows you to consider the contribution you have made in what ways? Were the contributions intentional? Who or what was the cause? Thinking in retrospect when you gave to a cause, organization, group or individual was it out of expectation? Did you have a need and believe that need would be met if you were liberal?

A 2008 study by Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton and colleagues.

1.Giving makes us feel happy.

2. Giving is good for our health.

3. Giving promotes cooperation and social connection.

4. Giving evokes gratitude. 

5. Giving is contagious

(Greater Good Magazine)

The greatest thing is that there are plenty ways to ahow love. For example, time by volunteering. Sometimes all someone needs is for you to be a listening ear, sustenance such as food, and water. Cleaning, encouragement, helping, praying for someone, making creative gifts, providing companionship, or monetary offering.

Last year there were lots of options in the communities in Connecticut. Unfortunately, because of Covid-19 some places were not accepting placement. Even local churches, online opportunities exist as well although they are few.

Thankfully there is a new year to set this as a priority. The question worth asking is where will you be and who will you help in the new day, new month and the New Year 2022. If you are already in gear and this a part of your life Blessing. Peace and Abundance to you every year.

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