Thoughts about giving…
Many of us think giving is all about material things…it’s far from that. The first quote below describes the real me and have not change one iota.
“Generosity is not limited to the giving of material things. We can be generous with our kindness and receptivity. Generosity can mean the simple giving of a smile or extending ourselves to really listen to a friend. Paradoxically, even being willing to receive the generosity of others can be a form of generosity..”. Gil Fronsdal
“Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6.9
“We rise by lifting others.”
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
“Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting”
And these thoughts…
Giving is powerful. Many people will attempt to prevent you from taking, yet no one can stop you from giving as much as you wish.
Give, and you increase the value that flows through your life. Give of yourself, and you make yourself stronger.
Every time you interact with someone else, you have the opportunity to give that person some kind of value. Whether it is a thing, or a thought, a gesture or a kind word, the most powerful gifts are those that come straight from the heart.
Many will appreciate your gifts and some will not, but that is not the point. For it is the sincere act of giving, not how the gift is received, that brings value and goodness to your world.
As you give more and more, you have more to give. As the joy of giving flows out from you, new richness fills your life.
Each moment is an opportunity to engage the beautiful, loving power of giving. Give your best and you’ll get even better.