The True and Magnificent Power of Giving
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 within this magnanimous act known as "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.
I firmly believe that whatever you impart to others will come
back to you a hundred fold. You are doing yourself a big favor
by helping someone in need. By doing even the smallest acts of
generosity, you are inviting good vibrations to come into your
You would be 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. Most
people would have the urge or drive to reciprocate any act of
kindness you've shown them.
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? Let me tell
you that nothing could brighten up my day more than hearing them
express their most heartfelt gratitude and seeing their smiles
extend from ear to ear.
Giving is also a healthy habit. It could prolong your life by
instilling within you an inner sense of peace and accomplishment.
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 one 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."
Lastly, here's what I consider the most important rule about
giving. Keep your good deeds to yourself. Don't announce to the
whole world that you've donated $100,000 to your favorite
charity or that you've helped save a child from a
If you really desire to give, do it secretly and in private.
Some people would write "anonymous" rather than their own names
when they've made a contribution. The universe smiles upon these
individuals, and they will get their just rewards in due time.
Now that you know how wonderful it is to give, would you go out
to the world and share your blessings?