Too much food, not enough sleep.

Too much shopping, not enough time to get it all done.

Too much traveling and visitors, not enough patience.

Sounds pretty typical for this time of year, right?

You’re racing around with your to-do list—on a mission. The blinders are on, and all you can seem to think about is what’s next.

Caught outside in the frigid temperatures, you’re wondering what happened to the lazy days of summer?

Today, in the spirit of keeping that relaxed part of you alive, I want you to think about how generous you are in your daily life. And I’m not referring to donating money or volunteering—although those are wonderful to do. I am talking more about being generous from your heart and with your attention.

Can you pause, remove the blinders, and be giving? Can you rock some present moment consciousness to know that all will get done in the right and perfect time?

While you’re at a department store waiting forever to make your purchase, look the sales people in the eye and say thank you. Maybe they’re not moving as quickly as you think they should, but remind yourself they are doing the best they can at their level of consciousness at this time. Besides, it takes just as long to smile as to scowl, and this way, everyone feels better.

When you’re pulling out of the mall parking lot, let the car go in front of you. You’ll both feel good, and it won’t take you any longer to get home.

I want you to think about being generous and kind when it is not required. When you have nothing to gain other than the energetic heart connection to another in our human family.
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There are so many simple ways to be more generous in our daily interactions. This increased mindfulness of others does not take any additional time; it simply requires more of your attention and a willingness to Be Here Now. Not in your head, not in the future, not on your phone, but actually present in the only real life, happening here and now interaction in which you are engaged.

Being kind and generous regularly is a lifestyle choice and requires the same conscious intention as any other.

I would love to hear how you increase your generosity toward others or how kindness from a stranger has impacted your life.

I hope you have an amazing week and, as always, take care of you.


Love Love Love

Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, transformation coach, and an expert at turning fear into freedom. Sign up for Terri’s weekly Tune Up Tips and follow her on Twitter.

*Image courtesy of Rosie O’Beirne.