Philanthropy: The root word Phil translates from the Greek verb meaning to love, and Anthro translates to man. Philanthropy consists of private initiatives, for the public good, focusing on quality of life.
Thought Adjuster: “There are many facets to the philanthropic act of giving. It is meted out in various love currencies that simultaneously require an investment of your time vouchers: the courtesy of your focused attention when you lend a friendly ear to someone in need; the contribution of your physical, emotional, or spiritual energies when you compensate for someone’s handicaps or diminished capacities in these specific areas; the sharing of your vision when you thread a needle for a seamstress whose eyesight is deteriorating; the winged offering of a prayer that you spontaneously launch off to intercede on someone’s behalf; the philanthropic donation of forgiveness when you shred your debtors’ IOUs; the instant booster shot of a warm smile; the enlightening dispensing of your intellectual or experiential competency. You get the idea. Your gifts consist of a wide array of mixed media, delivered in the shining and heart-warming wrapping of love, empathy, and compassion.
You will notice that the more you adopt a giving stance, the more alive you will feel. By their altruistic nature, your deeds cannot but trigger a communicating-vase-phenomena where the Divine replenishes the energies you spend for the highest and collective good as his cherished go-betweens.
What and how can I give today? This question will place you on standby, ready to jump into action whenever an opportunity arises. Upon retiring, go over your day. It will validate the fact that the Father took you seriously when you reported for loving service.”