“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” –Sir Winston Churchill
Even the smallest giving gesture causes a ripple effect of generosity. Living is giving and to learn the art of living is like choosing a life that resembles a river rather than a reservoir.
There are so many ways to give; it never grows old. It revives, refreshes and strengthens the best in us.
Virtually all successful – and certainly all happy people – have discovered the beauty of giving. It extends beyond the other person, reflecting back to you!
There are also great needs within your own community. In the face of such need and desperation, you have two choices: you can decide to help others and change lives, or you can decide to do nothing and lose the benefits of giving. But remember, when people come together to tackle a difficult situation, they receive far more than they can ever imagine. There are unlimited ways to make a positive difference in the world through giving. Passion for a worthwhile cause helps you tap into your creativity and encourages innovation. You are a conduit – the more you allow giving to flow through you, the more abundance flows back into your life. The more you give, the more you will receive.
Just by virtue of birth, you were bestowed with the gift of life, breath and the earth that provides you a multitude of natural resources. With all that is received, our purpose in life is to give back in gratitude for those gifts. Additionally, each person has unique talents, skills and abilities, no matter how small. Giving allows you to share those qualities with others to enhance their lives and yours.