Giving and receiving
We are approaching the time of year when we give and receive gifts. It’s an exciting time of the year! It’s wonderful to receive a gift and it is wonderful to give one as well.
Year round, not just on holidays, it is important to remember the feeling of giving and receiving. There are so many ways and reasons to exercise this beautiful way of sharing.
Think about it. How does it feel when you receive a gift? No matter how big or small, if given from the heart, the gift is precious to you. You feel appreciated, recognized and even loved. It sends a message to you that someone cares enough about you to show you by giving you a gift.
How does it feel to give something to someone? There is a feeling of contentment, pride and joy when you see the person’s face light up when they receive the gift. Remember, it shows that you care about them and you want this gift to bring them a form of happiness.
Downtown businesses have given and shared over the years in many ways. They have shared love and kindness with those in need and with each other. For instance, chef Natalie Young, owner of Eat and Chow, launched a program this summer for Core Academy, part of West Prep school, for under-serviced kids where they got hands-on experience at Chow preparing meals. Chef Natalie and her team gave their time and skills to this amazing group of kids.
Zappos.com continues to give to the community. In August 2015, it gave 300 backpacks to Howard E. Hollingsworth Elementary School and this November it hosted two big Thanksgiving events that provided dinners to needy families and food and shoes to the homeless.
This generosity is one reason why I am proud to be a part of this community. We believe in spreading joy, love and happiness in many unique ways. We have shared with the less fortunate not only in the downtown community, but in the greater Las Vegas area as well.
So remember to enjoy the gift of giving and receiving, not only during the holidays, but every chance you get throughout the year. As teacher and leadership coach Colleen Mariotti said, “Give without expectation and receive with reckless abandon.”
Augusta Scott is a certified life coach, downtown denizen and person to know within the community.
For coaching opportunities visit Augusta’s website: www.AugustaScott.com