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Giving With Joy

Bill Clinton once stated, “…when we give what we can, and give it with joy, we don’t just renew the American tradition of giving, we also renew ourselves.”  I know this to be absolutely true as I continue with my Gift of Love campaign. I have been giving each work of art, the hand painted bags, to individuals with joy; and, in return, I felt renewed and uplifted. I have not been giving out these Gifts of Love for this feeling. My greatest desire is to be able to give to the world what I feel in my heart…love and kindness, which are things we all need in order to create positive changes. It is my desire model the behaviors for which I would love to see in the world. I feel so blessed and grateful to receive such positive feelings in return for each gift I have given.

Whether it is a work of art from your heart, or a donation, a gift for a special occasion, an uplifting remark, or simply a heartwarming smile, you will find when you give anything with joy, you will get a sense of warmth in your own heart. This renewal or spark can be quite addicting. I encourage you to try it.

Ode to Renewal…Day by Day

Ode to Renewal…Day by Day
(inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
By: Angela Kowitz Orobko, Ed.D.

Discouraged we are not; rather, although our outer self is wasting away,
Our inner (wise) self is being renewed day by day.

For this momentary affliction of pain and grief
Will be replaced by God’s glory and relief;
As we go on day by day…

…we look not to what is in the physical plane;
but, to what is invisible (which may seem inane);
As we go on day by day.

For what is visible is temporary, transitory…
But what is unseen is forever, the eternal story.
As we go on day by day.

We are renewed with each passing day.
As the sun each morning lights our way.
And the darkness of the night before,
a temporary contrast, we can endure.

As we go on day by day.

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