Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Share Your Blessings

You've probably heard of the popular saying "It's better to give than to receive." But do you actually know what hidden power lies in giving?

When you give something from your heart without expecting anything in return, you release a powerful force that will trigger your good deed to "bounce" back to you in amazing, and sometimes unusual ways.

Apart from earning the respect and love of your recipients. You know that you will always have a loyal group of friends who would help, protect, and do anything for you just because they feel that they have to repay you in any way they can.
However, this does not mean that you must expect them to repay
you. Give without any expectation of rewards. Don't do it
just because you have an ulterior motive. Give unconditionally.
Give because you are happy doing it. The universe will get
back to you in its own special way.

Speaking of happiness, the act of giving can summon the spirit
of joy to come into your heart. How would you feel when you've
given something to your less fortunate neighbors and hear them
express their most heartfelt gratitude and see their smiles
extend from ear to ear?.

And what about this "Giving is a healthy habit. It could
prolong your life by instilling within you an inner sense of
peace and accomplishment". Great, isnt it?

But just like all things in life, giving has its limitations.
Being too generous can have its toll. Your kindness might be
taken advantage of and people might abuse your good intentions.
Beware of individuals who are continuously seeking your aid.
It's better to teach them how to solve their problems than to
always attend to their needs.

As the saying goes ...

"Give them some fish and you'll feed them for a day. Teach them
how to fish and you'll feed them for a lifetime."

Now that you know how wonderful it is to give, would you go out
to the world and share your blessings?

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9 comments:

Amber @ Cafe Physique said...

This is a great post and inspiring - as usual!

starry nights said...

Inspiring post. It is better to give than recieve. so true.

samuru999 said...

Loved this post!
I am recalling a time when I gave
some money to someone( she is a friend now )that did not have enough money to pay her her rent.
This was about 10 years ago...
I always smile when I think about this... as, to this day.. noone knows it was me who gave her the money. I was so happy to do this..
it is a blessing to give to others!

anand said...

There is a saying that I beleive in..all the love and pain that u give to others always comes back to u in some form!

christabelle said...

Amber: thank you.

Starrynites: I agree, its more blessed to give than to receive, the Bible says.

Margie: thats so nice, infact what u did is another very good thing to do when giving. Dont shout it from the rooftops. You r blessed!!

christabelle said...

Anand: thats very thot provoking, I'll keep that mind. thanks.

Keshi said...

This is a brilliant post Chris! Tnxxx for this...it made me think in so many ways and now I realise why I get this great feeling when I give something to someone w.o. expecting anything in return.

**When you give something from your heart without expecting anything in return, you release a powerful force that will trigger your good deed to "bounce" back to you in amazing, and sometimes unusual ways.

So true and so beautiful a feeling.

Keshi.

ekta said...

Beautiful thought christ!
But its soo difficult to give without expecting something in return...thats how we humans are built...it might be an exceptional case where someone gives without expecting anything in return!

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Giving is sowing.

The key to my own happiness is actually making others happy.

God bless.