Transforming a gift into something extraordinary for others is an act of loving oneness.
I knew that the second box of Saffron given to me would remain unused so I asked a friend if she could use it. She was overjoyed to receive it. The next weekend she posted on Facebook that she had used the spice to make a chicken dish that she served to 100 people at a soup kitchen.
Instead of keeping the gift for the enjoyment of her immediate circle she chose to use it all in an offering for the hungry.
When I asked her what prompted this she said, “I wanted to use this exotic expensive spice to create a beautiful meal. I didn’t want to hold on to it like a personal treasure. The best part was seeing how much the meal was enjoyed.” Then she giggled with delight!
A simple act – a gift shared in the creation of an extraordinary meal – was with joy from those not expecting such a feast. What gift of yours will be transformed into something unexpected and extraordinary?
Be mindful of the many gifts you have
Be present to unexpected opportunities to do something extraordinary
Notice how your act of transforming a gift into something for others affirms our oneness.
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