Sophia Greene – makes giving her mission
Most people anticipate their birthdays as they look forward to the presents they will be receiving, but for Sophia Greene, she is the one who actually gives on that day.
For the past few years, Greene has been donating to charitable causes announcing the beneficiaries on her birthday.
Speaking with Family and Religion Greene said the idea to do it as she considers herself blessed with abundance running over!
According to her, a lot of people get excited about the holidays, but for her birthdays are special.
"I look at it as a day the heavens open up to welcome one to this earth. I use my 'earth strong' to add some form of light to this earth on my journey. I am in need of nothing. What good is a woman, if her heart, hands, and smile doesn't transform lives, the greatest moment to me is to use my special day, to make someone's day, a splendid day," she shared.
Greene, who considers herself blessed and abundance running over, said giving is something that comes naturally to her.
"I have being stripped of worldly possessions, however, throughout all my adversities, I have never felt like my Creator had left me. I just needed to allow him to nurture me, and feed me back to a stronger foundation with him," she said.
Lest anyone begin to think she is well to do or trying to impress Greene pointed out that there is nothing exceptional about what she does as it's something that comes naturally to her.
"I actually have to use wisdom and discernment not to overdo it as I am prone to want to assist, so I filter, pray about my decision to assist, and whatever pulls at my heart, I direct my energy to that avenue," she said.
Greene's childhood makes it easy for her to be the giving person as she described it "as a mixture of blended love, blended homes with a whole flavour of different taste. I lived a life of adventure and knowledge between my grandmother's home full time, my mom home weekends, and my dad's home on holidays, that's a whole different book," she quipped.
And on the topic of book Greene has just published her autobiography titled Ladies By The Well where she gives an insight into the struggles she has with herself and the legacy of her parents and being torn apart by three different teachings - a strict grandmother, disciplinarian father and her outgoing free-spirited mother.
In the book she explores her mistakes in looking for love in all the wrong places and the bond she has with her mother.
"My mother is my best friend, my anchor, a woman of courage and she is the one who taught me to rise above my circumstances and focus on what's going on in my life," said Greene.