A rather simplistic view of the world is that the world is divided into Givers and Takers. Which one are you? If you are a taker you are on the wrong side in life. Do everything you can to get on the other side of this great divide and be a giver.
The secret of giving is to give with a pure and generous heart. Give without any thought or desire for reward. The spirit in which you give is as important as what you give. Through pure giving you express your higher self and your love and respect for others.
The art of giving should be cultivated. Be an artist and create ways to give. Be inventive. Be resourceful. Be generous. Buy something that captures the other person’s personality or essence. Or, give of yourself, your talents, your expertise and your skills. Give what you can. Give as often as you can. If you are empty spiritually, mentally, emotionally and psychologically you will have nothing to give. Enrich yourself so that you will have something unique and exceptional to give to others.
The gift of giving is the way it makes you feel and how it opens your heart and enhances your life. A gift is a wonderful thing. It can bring immense pleasure and joy to both the giver and the receiver. The very act of giving becomes a benediction in itself. It blesses you and it blesses the recipient. When you give you experience how rich you truly are. The more you give the richer you will be and the more you will have to give.
Give without reason. Give whether the person deserves it or not. Give something to someone every day even if it is only a compliment or a kind word of encouragement and support. Notice others, talk to them and listen to them. Remember, you have the power to light up their world and your world with the gift of something as simple as your smile.
Patricia Frank is a Licensed Psychotherapist. She can be reached at 305- 788-4864.