It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Chapter 12, Page 13, Book 16

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 

Somehow, not only for Christmas but all the long year through, the joy you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The gift of Christmas is a gift that must be passed on to be enjoyed. Our lives are richer when we share, and that great inner joy comes from helping others to better their lives. Truly giving from the heart fills your life with joy and nourishes your soul. 

True joy lies in the act of giving without an expectation of receiving something in return.  You’ll find that the more you give, the more you’ll receive. The power of giving is manifested in the kindness and generosity that you bestow on someone else. 

If you find yourself feeling unhappy, try making someone else happy and see what happens. If you’re feeling empty and unfulfilled, try doing some meaningful and worthwhile work and see how you feel. 

It’s the joy and love that we extend to others that brings true happiness. When we give, we reap the joy of seeing a bright smile, laughter, tears of joy and gratitude for life. We know that if people give just a little more of their time, skills, knowledge, wisdom, compassion, wealth and love, the world would be a more peaceful and healthier place.

The rewards of giving are priceless. If you want to have happiness, you need to give happiness. If you want love, you need to give love. It is only in giving that you receive.

Joy is the true gift of Christmas, not the expensive gifts that call for time and money. We can communicate this joy simply: with a smile, a kind gesture, a little help, forgiveness. And the joy we give will certainly come back to us.…

Heap on more wood! The wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.

Walter Scott

♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ It’s the Most Wonderful Season of All♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


betty said...

So true we benefit more from giving than receiving. We do find joy in giving to others and taking the time just to be with them, enjoying their fellowship and love.


jack69 said...

I want to spread joy, and enjoy seeing other spread joy. But seeing kids with the excitement of Christmas and playing in the snow is an ABSOLUTE JOY!
Nice. STay warm..

Mevely317 said...

You've just described my sweet DIL!
So true, I derive more pleasure from giving than in gittin', especially if it's a child.

Love the picture of your little man on the hobby horse.


All that snow. All that fun. Must be enjoyed by the little ones.