Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 15

Today’s Giving: Gave something a try. My wife has been asking if I wanted to go to her Sunday morning spinning (cycling) class. Today I went with her.

At first glance, giving something new a try may not seem like giving. And, frankly, its not giving in the traditional sense.

But consider that thoughtful giving (as I’ve defined it) requires a modest degree of discomfort because it requires you to briefly break out of your usual habits. Trying something new has the same discomfort.

Also, consider the person asking. If a friend, neighbor, child, or spouse asks you to join them in some new venture, it does require you to give up your time.

Would I consider it giving to just join any random club or try something new? No. But maybe, just maybe, its giving a little bit to go try something new with your partner, parent, friend, or child.

And who knows … maybe I’ll try spinning again.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 15

  1. wifey says:

    Thanks for going, it was fun having you along!

  2. Pingback: After 30 Days, The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Giving Your Time | Resolve To Give

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