and that means Wishcasting on Jamie Ridler's blog.
Today ---- what luxury do you wish for?
My first inclination, the first thought that hit me-- The luxury of generosity, being able to give to others the way that I would like to.
The second thought was shame, because of the painful realization--- Generosity should not be a luxury! We shouldn't feel that we can only give when we have the money!
True generosity comes from the heart, not the wallet.
And so I feel ashamed....so often I feel the inclination to create something for someone, to send them a note, even just give them a call, but I don't. More often than not it's a lack of time, nothing to do with finances.
Look at that beautiful photo above----this is what my world looks like right now during my favorite time of the year; I feel blessed.
Today is my birthday, and it's been fabulous! My family has given me some wonderful, thoughtful, very personal gifts---a serious pair of scissors (that had better not EVER be seen in anyone else's hands!), a gorgeous Alphonse Mucha print, a Led Zeppelin pictorial history, an itunes gift card, even a Lisa Frank kitty cat folder (don't ask...ancient inside joke). My oldest son is taking me to lunch at the Grit in Athens. And I love Facebook today---I didn't realize I had so many friends until they all started wishing me a happy day!
Thank you Jamie, for opening my eyes today ......to gratitude and the luxury of generosity.
I wish for all of us the luxury of generosity.