My Giving Season

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time on any platform, you may essentially come to the conclusion that I am not someone who needs much. I am simple and basic when it comes to… well, life or lifestyles. I don’t ask for much from anyone, nor do I expect much from people. Of the few things that I do expect, one thing is, I expect me out of others and that’s where I eff up.

Over the last 30+ years, some may have called me stingy when it comes to money. Over the last 5-10 years, I would say that I have been more giving when it comes to money. Reason being, it came to me one day that if I am holding on tightly to what I have, there is no room to receive. So I made the decision to loosen my grip on money and give it more freely. I have always been a giver of my time and talents. Servitude is one of my favorite things to do. I love helping people.

It is truly better to give than to receive and when someone is trying to give or bless you with something, you should take it. What I have learned over these last 5 or so years that I have been giving more freely is that being obedient to giving when you are lead to is the true blessing. You really never know how much that person was blessed and probably in need when you gave them whatever you gave.

Although at this current time, I don’t plan to ever stop being a giver of my time, talents or treasures but I am planning to stop being nice and to start setting more boundaries. My giving season is not over, it’s just being modified. I believe that I have given from the heart but when I reached out to friends and family for a simple task or gesture, I got no response. This bothered me and confused me at the same time. I had to check my heart because I never gave, thinking that one day, if I was ever in need, I could call on the very people that I have helped. I was really under the impression that since I never ask for anything and what I was asking for wasn’t going to take away anything from anyone, that it would be received without a second thought. Again, I was wrong.

Episode 100 was just uploaded to my podcast. To check it out, click here! I had to give my listeners the side of me that they rarely get. I was keeping it 100. I gave DJ the opportunity to ask me anything and I would answer it honestly and openly.



Dear Giver,

Receiving is great but giving is better. It truly is better to give than to receive. This week’s episode stemmed from a great morning that I recently had. Listen to the podcast episode here!

Giving, covers many areas and during this giving season. I am sharing some things that can be helpful when giving.

  • Give God time! Spend time with God by talking to Him, praying or meditating. Also, give God time to answer your prayers. Don’t rush God by doing things yourself. Wait on the Lord.
  • Give yourself a chance and give yourself time! Give yourself a break. Don’t compare or rush your life. You are doing just fine. Stay in your lane and follow your own course.
  • Give time! Donate your time and energy to those who need it. You never know what your presence can do for someone.
  • Give back! Whether that be your time, talents or your treasure, give back to those that are coming behind you or even those who came before you and/or your community. Just give back!
  • Give cheerfully! When giving, do so with a cheerful spirit. Give genuinely. Don’t do anything because you are forced, do it because it feels good.
  • Give to get! Don’t give to get from the same person you gave to, give to get your blessings from God.
  • Give life to the words you speak! Speak with intentions. Speak positively to all you come in contact with. The tongue and words are powerful. Be careful with what comes out of your mouth.
  • Give only what you can! Don’t go broke or in a deficit just to give. Give only what’s in your capacity.

Happy holidays! Happy giving! I love you all!