The practice of giving and serving, focusing attention on helping and benefiting others without recognition or return, is not limited to needed donations of clothing, food and money to organizations, but also includes smiles, friendship, a supportive hand or thought, and kindness given freely each day. For in giving these away, we ourselves grow in love, kindness and compassion, the very things we are giving away, and experience our own spiritual fulfillment and healing. The more love and kindness we give away, the more we receive and grow back in return — to again give away.
In “The Prophet”, Kahlil Gibran wrote — “There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
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Such a beautiful message, Jim, thank you, and so true!
Thanks! I am going to try to keep on schedule with more positive themed posts now. So happy to hear you enjoy them.