Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Gift Of Giving Food To The Hungry

Last year, I took a bunch of dollars that we had put into a jar throughout the year, and bought bags of food for the hungry here in Houston. I decided to do it again this year. Maybe I'm just feeling more of the Christmas Spirit now than ever before, but buying the bags this year felt so heart warming. And I have decided to make this a tradition from this day forward!

Blessings to you and yours this Holiday Season,

Todd

The Joy Of Giving

One of the most joyous things for me in gift giving during the holiday season is the love and surprise that I get to put into readying and wrapping each gift. I wrapped several gifts this morning and was just really feeling the joy of giving and the child-like anticipation of the excitement our loved ones will feel when they open them!  :)

Blessings to you in you joyous giving now and always!

Todd

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Creative Notes

I just love these! Look at the creativity and love someone put into giving away theses dollars!!



Blessings to you this Holiday Season and always,

Todd

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thanks!

Give...

        Thanks!



Blessings to you and yours and have a very Happy and Peaceful Thanksgiving!!

Todd

Friday, November 20, 2015

Time

Give someone you love the time and the space that he or she might need.

Blessings,

Todd

Sunday, October 4, 2015

I'm Blessed

"When you let me take, I’m grateful. When you let me give, I’m blessed."

A quote from Leonard Nimoy - "Spock", Actor, Director, Humanitarian

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Grateful Giving

Today, I will take time out to give to God.  I will give thanks and express my gratitude for all of the good and abundance in my family’s and in my life.  And, I am very grateful to Give Away A Dollar A Day for the simple and sweet reminders every day for this – giving from my heart!

Blessings!

Todd

Saturday, August 29, 2015

HB GAADAD!!

8 years ago today, I began to give away a dollar a day...

Happy Birthday GAADAD!!! smile emoticon

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Abundance

“Abundance will begin to flow through our lives.  Money will simply be there.  We will find ourselves working at jobs that have meaning to us.  We will find ourselves living in a state of joy.  Instead of living in a constant state of fear that there won’t be enough to pay the mortgage, we will even become free to think about how we can share our abundance.”

From Money Is Love, by Barbara Wilder

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Letting Go

When I started to give away a dollar a day almost 8 years ago, I saw that it was teaching me about giving and receiving, and with more than just money.  And by far the majority of lessons and experiences have all been really joyful.  I began to think that giving was always filled with just this wonderful energy of happiness.

Sometimes, though...  Giving can have a bitter sweet side to it.  Like when you let something, or someone, go.

I went through this yesterday.  Letting go of something, giving something away to someone else, something that I had grown to cherish and had gathered real feelings for.  In my mind, I knew it was the right thing to do...  And for all involved, it was the right thing to do...  But my heart really hurt in the letting go.

In giving, from the heart and the self-less soul, there is always the greater good, for all.  Yet every once in a while, that giving...  that letting go...  may be really draining and emotionally painful.

But good will come of it.  Always does.  There is always divine receiving in divine giving.

I want to know this, and believe this...  today.

Blessings,

Todd

Manifesting

You manifest what you believe, not what you want.

        - Sonia Ricotti, Author

Boy, ain't that the truth!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Respect

Be kind to one another... Even if you disagree on stuff...

A friend posted this on Facebook this morning.

I so love this because I was thinking about something that is so precious to give... And that is -

Respect.

I look out and I see a lot of disagreement in the world, that nowadays seems to spill over into righteous vitriol. And what is missing is -

Respect.

So I want to remember to give something to others today - 

Respect.

Because I deserve it, you deserve it, and we ALL deserve it!

Even if and when we disagree.

Blessings,

Todd

Friday, June 5, 2015

Spread Your Love

From Mother Teresa -

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

Beautiful!...  Spread your love everywhere you go!

Blessings,

Todd

Saturday, May 23, 2015

What Are You Focusing On?

In everything you do...  and everything you think and say... what are you focusing on?  Are you focusing on the giving?  Or are you focusing on the receiving, the getting?

I like that!  And now, I want to remember that, everyday!!

Blessings to you,

Todd

Saturday, April 25, 2015

This Pretty Much Says It All!

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.

- Rainer Rilke - 1875-1926, Poet and Novelist

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Two Lottery Players

I was in the grocery store yesterday, and one of my stops was to buy a lottery ticket at the service counter. A sweet lady pulled up behind me in a wheel chair. She was there to buy a few tickets, too. She asked me for some help, to hand her the tickets from the counter that she wanted. She was so kind, I enjoyed talking with her as we were both preparing to win our next million!! I told her "good luck" in the game that she was playing that day. And then, right before I left, I handed her a $1 bill and said, "you're so kind, I want you to have this, and you can use it to pay for one of those games you're playing today!" She was so thrilled with this, and had a big smile on her face! That give away was so much fun!!

Blessings,

Todd

Saturday, March 28, 2015

An Easter Basket Full Of...

We left a gift in an Easter Basket in a Williams Sonoma store.




Can you find it?

:)

This Is Beautiful...

"It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving"

The Freezing Homeless Child Experiment

Every day that I think I know a lot about unconditional giving, I find that there is so much more to learn... to experience... and to give.

Blessings,

Todd

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Dollar "Bills"

We've had several repairs made on our sprinkler system over the years - mostly minor things like broken nozzles that needed replacing. So I've gotten to know the owner of the sprinkler company. I've never told him about Give Away A Dollar A Day, but, in the most recent bill that I paid, I enclosed, along with the check for invoice payment, a crisp dollar bill with a note attached. The note read, "This is a gift of thanks for you, or you may pay it forward!"

I am trying to imagine what he was thinking when he opened up the envelope with my payment!

:)

Blessings to you in surprising someone with a gift of prosperity!

Todd

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Maya Angelou On Giving

A quote from Maya Angelou - "I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."

A beautiful thought from a beautiful soul!

Blessings to you and yours -

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Who Do You Think You Are?!!??!!!!

When I was little, I used to hear that a lot from my mom, followed by... "young man"!

Who do you think you are young man??!!??  Uh oh...  I knew I was in trouble...

But that was then, and it's not what this blog post is about now.  This post is about how your thinking determines what you receive in life.  Nowadays, this is being called the Law Of Attraction...

The idea is that you attract into your life what you think about.  It is generally accepted that you have to get rid of old, limiting beliefs in order for you to begin the process of abundant thinking, which turns on the flow of prosperity coming your way.

I agree with all of this.

And yet, this morning, something struck me.  I've been trying to clear out my old beliefs for years...  But I've still managed to attract much of the same ol' stuff I've been attracting for years.  That's when I realized... 

I attract who and what into my life based upon who I think I am.  Because that conditions me for what I think I deserve.

Read that again, it's pretty powerful!

Who I think I am is how I see myself.  And I'm not talking about who I want to believe that I am, all that positive thinking stuff...  I mean who I really see myself as, even if I don't want to admit it or share it with anyone else.  This can border on the darker side of soul and the darker side of the life, but it's something that we must look at if we want to release those old, debilitating beliefs.

So ask yourself, who do you think you are?  That... will give you a very clear indication of what are going to attract!

Blessings to you in abundant thinking!

Todd

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A Calvin Coolidge Quote

"No people were ever honored for what they received. Honor has been the reward for what they gave."

This is a quote from Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A New Life

This is a sweet note that I received from a friend and reader, Virginia - 

I moved to Oregon from California to start a new life.  With no family and friends in the area, no job, and the constant "grey" of the Pacific Northwest in the winter - it has been a challenge.

I read an article about your program from the California publication - Law of Attraction.  I have been giving away a dollar a day for a month now and it has changed my life.  It's really not about the money.  It's about gratitude.  All I needed was to be able to "give back" to the universe in some way for all the blessings in my life.  Thank you.  

I bless the dollar and the individual who locates it prior to dropping it off.  Today I tucked the dollar inside one of those free apartment listing/magazine stands.  May the blessings be!

Awesome... thank you Virginia!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Receiving

I was wondering this morning...

Did Give Away A Dollar A Day bring me the abundance that I was asking for, through God and through the Universe?  Or, was it the other way around?  Did it open me up to the abundant flow that was already there all along?

My heart knows the answer.  It was the later.

So i
nstead of asking for God to bring you more of what it is that you desire, know that it is already there for you. Your job is to open up to it, to step forward into it, and to come to that which has already been given to you!

Try this as an affirmation or statement of intention:  I open up to receive and take in the ____ that is already flowing in my life right now!

Complete your intention with what it is that you desire right now.  Is it love?  Is it prosperity?  Is it peace?  Is it joy?

Open up to it.  It is here for you, right now.

Blessings,

Todd

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Giving Away in Greece

We just got back from our vacation in Greece. It was wonderful!!

I did give away a few Euros here and there, but this one was a little extra. We left a tip in one of our hotels, with a 5 euro bill, and a note saying, "efharisto poli". That means "thank you" in Greek.

I hope it really meant something for the cleaning crew that took care of our room!

:)