Why Giving Feels So Good

Giving to others is important spiritual work. Whether making a dish for your Thanksgiving gathering, or giving a donation to your church or charity, we give because we have to give if we want to be happy, connected, and really alive.

The odds you would ever exist in this particular body, on this particular planet, has been estimated to be 1 in 30 trillion.  Each and every one of us won the DNA Universe Lottery when “God formed us in our mother’s womb.” Our lives are pure gift.

Within each of us is an awareness of just how blessed we really are.  A deep spiritual need arises from that awareness:  the need to be grateful, and the need to express our gratitude.  As our Savior said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” for we are blessed, and know ourselves to be blessed, in the joy of giving to others.

 Faithfully, Mother Candace+

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