Every city I have been in has them; those people at the end of the freeway exits, or in the parking lots asking for money. When we come to a stop we suddenly find something very important to do inside our car or stare straight ahead like a laser beam because we don’t want to be put in a position of declining a request for money. Why is this?
You and I are always at choice; to give or not to give, so think about this; we do not have to worry about how the money we give might be used. Maybe it will be to support three hungry children at home, maybe it will be used to make part of the next payment on a BMW. Maybe it will be used to purchase a bottle of cheap wine, maybe it will be used to pay rent on a small motel room. How someone else chooses to spend money we give them is not ours to consider, the act of giving is about our selves. When we live in fear that we don’t have enough money, it doesn’t matter how much money we have, it will never be enough. On the other hand, if we look at money as a form of energy (which it is, money is simply an idea) then the more energy we share with others, the more energy we ourselves have.
Money does no good stashed away, it must circulate to have any value. I don’t always choose to hand over part of what I have earned to the corner panhandler, or the guy in the parking lot, but when I do I feel abundant about myself. When I feel abundant about myself, more money finds its way to me. Road test this idea and see if you feel the same way.