“We must give more in order to get more, It is the generous giving of ourselves that produce the generous harvest.”
Marden, Orison Swett
Today I was working online and supporting friends in a social network and it got me to thinking. When we take the time to give and help others it comes back to us in multiples. We have so many things to give of ourselves. It isn’t all about money. Time, love, friendship, support, knowledge, encouragement and respect are just a few.
Sometimes we get in such a hurry and preoccupied with making things happen in our own lives that without even thinking we forget the people around us that have been there, giving of themselves. By doing so they have forever changed our lives. We grow by what others are giving. Our lives grow in a never ending cycle.
In our lives we all have low points. During those moments we sit and think to ourselves, “if someone would just do this it would help so much.” Sometimes we forget that a small simple act is a life changing act in another person’s life. We have to remember that at some point someone did us a small favor and it changed our life.
If we all did one small act of kindness a day even if it means you’ll be an extra 15 minutes at work or missing the first five minutes of our favorite TV show, we could start a change. A change for the good and maybe the person you help will see what you did and it will affect them in a positive way. Maybe it will lead them to help someone else and pretty soon we could change the world.
This only starts with giving ourselves instead of expecting to receive. The receiving comes when the giving has been done from the heart. No expectations other than to hope that someone else benefits in some way. Brighten there day and make this world we live in seem just a little bit easier.
What do you have that you can give today? Give truly, freely and from your heart and watch what comes back to you.