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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chapter 12, Page 18, Book 18


 ¸¸.•*¨*• Joy to the world, the Lord has come!  Let earth receive her King !
Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing!   ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 


Day 18 - Give for the joy of it


Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should  put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give.

Eleanor Roosevelt

This is a time of year when a lot of giving is done.  But we need to remember, we should be giving from a sense of joy rather than a sense of duty.  When we give to one another cheerfully, eagerly,generously, we give from our hearts.  

Giving generously isn’t about the size of our gift and our motive for giving matters far more than money.  What you give in joy, you give with an overflowing sense of happiness.



Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show.
The secret lies in an inner glow.
It’s lighting a fire inside the heart.
Good will and joy are a vital part.
It’s higher thought and a greater plan
It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.

Wilfred A. Peterson 

4 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Be generous, be kind, and do it with joy!

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS:
Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show.
The secret lies in an inner glow.
It’s lighting a fire inside the heart.
Good will and joy are a vital part.
It’s higher thought and a greater plan
It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.

Mevely317 said...

Funny, I don't consider myself to be an overly-charitable person … but all my life I've taken lots more joy in giving than I do in receiving. (How's that for a run-on sentence? Sorry!!!)
Now finally out of the work force, I'm so happy that word, "obligatory" is no longer in my mind!

betty said...

I agree to give out of a sense of joy rather than a sense of duty. When it becomes too much of an obligation, it is probably better to stop giving and regroup on motives of why one is giving.

betty