May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
The giver is the greatest recipient
It takes great generosity to accept generosity
There are times I feel like I’m on the giving end and other times I feel like I’m always taking with nothing to give back in return. I think we’ve all had times like that at one time or another. Life is full of give and take and you really don’t get one without the other.
When I was younger and had family at home, I really felt like I was always giving and getting nothing back in return, but as I’ve gotten older, I feel like I’m getting a lot more than I give.
They say that the act of giving can produce satisfaction, which comes when the givers sees the recipient’s gratitude. When we focus on someone else, rather than ourselves, it improves our moods. I know I love to see someone’s face light up when I give them something.
Just as we need to be cheerful givers we also need to be cheerful receivers and acknowledge the gifts we get and be grateful for them.
Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.