The Heart that Gives, Gathers: (Proverbs 22:9-19 Generous hands are blessed hands because they give bread to the poor).
At Kins Foundation we give from the heart. Many of us dip into our pockets to give to the cause or charity closest to our hearts. We know that our gifts, no matter how meagre, will bring comfort, peace or a smile to those in need. Throughout life, we make our lists, checking off names as we go. Gift for the ones we love! But we often forget what is at the heart of Giving a celebration of love, friendship and pure-hearted kindness. And we often overlook the gifts that we as givers also receive.
Giving extends beyond what can be purchased in a store or gifted online. It is not isolated to something that can be packaged and wrapped with a bow. The greatest of gifts are given from the heart—a warm smile, a kind word or gesture, your precious time. These gifts and those similar gifts received in return enliven us and breathe new life into our weary bones. After all, as beautifully stated by Lao Tzu, “The heart that gives, gathers.”
There’s something at play in the dynamic of giving that brings an even greater gift to the giver. When we give, we mirror the Universe itself. This constant source of nourishment supports our every breath. And there’s nothing we have to do to earn it; it’s ours by birth right. Grand Master Lu expresses it this way: “This source doesn’t discriminate. It pours out its love continually to every living thing. Its promise is that it will support us always. It doesn’t base its love on gender or race, on age or sexual orientation, or any other factors. It doesn’t say because you are beautiful, I will give you ninety percent of my sunlight. Or, because you are a criminal, you only deserve ten percent. It showers everyone with the same amount of warmth unconditionally.”
When we give, we connect to the frequency of Universal Life, the true source of health and healing. This connection can restore us to balance and create miracles in our reality. Are you open to receiving these true gifts?
As a natural giver, look beyond the tangible. Look much deeper. In fact, look within. And when you look within, see yourself, the deepest parts of your heart that yearn not for things, but for the deeper connections in this unconnected world. Breathe in everything around you. And be thankful. For these are Nature’s gifts to you. Allow these gifts to sustain you every season. Feel your heart swell with love, forgiveness and laughter as you give simple gifts to those around you. And as you give, also you will gather.
The act of giving well must involve giving away even when you have little. Set aside a little of what you have, whether it is time or money. Give regularly, give generously, not only in quantity, but in spirit.
Kindness, generosity & compassion towards others give you rewards at the moment as well down the road. The feeling of satisfaction, stronger sense of purpose, respect earned from others and that mysterious karma that returns favours from your actions will come your way. ‘‘The most successful people elevate themselves by lifting others up with help and advice – be that person’’.
blog post: https://kitararcc.com/2022/01/12/the-kins-heart/
Published by Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism
Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism:
We are the people of Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism. Based in Fort Portal Tourism City (the tourism capital of Uganda), Kitara Foundation is aimed at strengthening coordination, promotion, and preservation of tourism ecosystem services relevant for job skills creation while ensuring continuous benefits of tourism to the local people of Kitara region and their economies. We also focus at strengthening community resilience, protecting nature & preserving the Cultural Heritage of the people of Kitara region (Keep Kitara green and black).
The Kitara Foundation for Regional Tourism (herein after referred to as “the Foundation”) aims at coordinating different areas of Tourism within the Kitara region which comprises sub-regions of Tooro, Bunyoro, Ankole, Rwenzori and Kigezi. The establishment of the Foundation works to a regional cooperation among tourism actors, stakeholders and their communities.
We are a social enterprise involved in regional Tourism Development aimed at improving community livelihoods, protecting nature & preserving cultural heritage. We do this by providing direct employment in our work, developing tourism products, regional tourism marketing and coordination of tourism industry in the region.
The Foundation is responsible for furthering tourism coordination between Fort Portal Tourism City and all the districts of Kitara region namely; Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kagadi, Kibale, Hoima, Bulisa, Masindi, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Kasese, Kamwenge, Ibanda, Mbarara, Mbarara city, Buhweju, Kazo, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Isingiro, Rwampala, Ntungamo, Kabale, Rukiga, Kisoro, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Mitooma, Shema, Bushenyi and Rubirizi.
Our Vision: A Sustainable Competitive Tourism and hospitality Industry in Western Uganda (the Kitara Region).
Our Goal: The leading Facilitator of Tourism and hospitality development, well equipped for a tourism transforming mission in the Kitara Region (Western Uganda).
Our Mission: To Contribute to the transformation of the Tourism and hospitality industry in Western Uganda through Networking, marketing, building linkages and community participation in the regional Tourism and hospitality development industry.
We are true citizens of Kitara region, our organization is locally owned, we hire and develop local talent. We aim at investing in local growth, the well-being of our people and the health of the local economy. Citizenship begins at home.
We integrate both conventional and community tourism (Call it Development Tourism) in our work in order to maximize the benefits to the local population
Tourism development is therefore at the core of our operations. We focus on rural areas affected most by decline in the capacity of agriculture. Degeneration of the countryside is prevented and cultural heritage preserved by raising supplementary family income through tourism.
We focus on identifying potential tourism destinations and activities, building community capacity through education and creating demand through marketing and packaging.
Our strength is in sharing information and full participation. We stand for a meaningful experience by spending time with the community. Discover the countryside in this region during nature walks, community visits and mountain hiking. Share daily life with the community by spending a day or night in a traditional homestead.
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