Think of giving not as a duty, but a privilege
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
December 9th - be generous
If love is the greatest gift of all and I believe it is , then the greatest privilege of all is to be able to love someone.
It truly is a privilege to be able to make someone happy and there is no better way to do that than by giving. When we share what we have with others, the joy of giving comes back to us in abundance
If we are blessed with more than we need, then it’s a privilege to share what we have. The fact that we have enough love and resources to put aside our own needs and care for others is remarkable. It’s and important thing to note and appreciate, not just during the holidays, but all year round.
Giving makes us happy and also makes us healthier people. When you give you are more likely to be rewarded by others down the line , sometimes by the person you gave to, sometimes by someone else.
Being kind and generous leads you to perceive others more positively and more charitably. Giving is also contagious. When we give, we spur a ripple effect of generosity through our community.
So whether you buy gifts, volunteer your time or donate money to charity, giving is much more than just a year end choice. It may help you build stonger relationships and even jumpstart a cascade of generosity in others. Don’t be surprised to find yourself benefiting from a big dose of happiness in the process.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity , and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.