February 24, 2020 @ 8:21a
Eric from The TmP Life podcast, invited me to chat with him about being a Better You. (Listen to that episode here.) In the last 6 months, most of the podcast episodes that I have put out, were centered around bettering yourself. Topics such as Support, Help, Plan, Budget, Signs, Vision, Journals, Self-Awareness and Worth to name a few. I have always tried to be a good person but I have learned that being good isn’t a monthly or yearly thing. It has to be a conscious effort daily.
For the last few years, I have been intentionally practicing being a better person because it feels good and the world needs more of it. If I learn anything new, I share it. If someone needs a helping hand, I lend one. When I wake up, I write down 3 things that I am grateful for so that I start my day with gratefulness. I write down 2 goals for the day, this gives my day purpose. I write down 1 person that I am praying for and then say a prayer for them. Before I go to bed, I read my bible instead of scrolling through my social media pages. I believe that this creates peace in my life and assures that I won’t fall asleep with the stresses of the world on my mind.
I genuinely have had a great life and I owe it all to God. He has been so faithful to me and I know that I have short changed him. I have been in church for a long time and I can honestly say that I had never fully tithed the full 10%. I made the decision to faithfully tithe the full 10% from here on out. I have been too blessed to not be obedient. I want to be a good person overall, not just in one area and i believe that tithing faithfully can assist that process as well.
Being a good person can be activated in many areas. A great place to start is to try to remove “self” from things. Think of others and do so genuinely. After becoming selfless, give. Give your time, talent, treasure, knowledge and love. The greatest of these is love.
Time: Help someone! Take time out of your day to assist someone who is in need. Hold someone’s hand, be a shoulder, a listening ear, help someone carry something heavy or even just sit and talk to an elder.
Talent: Whatever you are skilled at, share it by helping someone else at no cost. If you know how to build things or cut grass, donate your services to someone.
Treasure: Money or anything of value to you! Give to the homeless, donate to charity or some type of goodwill.
Knowledge: Pass on the information that you possess! Share your knowledge with someone who may need help.
Love: We have an unlimited supply. Give love cheerfully and freely. We have an abundance of it. There is an unlimited supply of love, spread it. Smile more. Compliment others, celebrate others.
It is truly better to give and there is a blessing in being a blessing to someone else. Sow into someone today.