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Giving

Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Giving
“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom, and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else.” ~ Peyton Conway March
As Flora Edwards said, "In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."
“No day is wasted in which I touch another person's life in any positive, meaningful way. And so it is that I enrich my days by giving something of myself whether through a warm smile, a kind word, a sympathetic ear, a gentle embrace, or a helping hand.” ~ David L. Weatherford
What's more important than making a meaningful connection with another?
“Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.” ~ John Templeton
It's not about being a people-pleaser, it's about shining our light and openly sharing our gifts. Mother Teresa explained, "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” ~ Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
Life is give and take, but with a generous and appreciative heart that's all good. As Winston Churchill put it, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Here’s some further reading on this theme...

How to Earn the Respect of Others ~ by Dr. Alan Zimmerman

No one is ever respected for what she receives. A person is only honored for what she gives. As 19th century historian Charles Kendall Adams noted, "No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction." Continues...

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