Giving

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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People say give to needy and you will feel happy. But how do we define a needy person? Most often people feel that only poor people are needy. That is not always true. Your economics status doesn’t determine how needy you are. All the people no matter their economic status, cultural background, knowledge or social status require something every day from others. So giving doesn’t always mean helping others financially. People in the different situation and phases of life need love, respect,  encouragement, inspiration, hope, smile, blessings, time or just listening what they have to say.

So you don’t have to visit a temple or elderly homes or rehabilitation center to find needy people. Every person we meet either in bus or shopping center or walk or office or school needs something. Don’t be in disguise that you are incapable of giving. Every one of us has the power to give. In darkest of times, we can just give smiles. In busiest part of our life, we can give time. In heartbreak, we can give love.

Be thankful for all the things you have. You have the gadget to read this blog where millions of people still don’t have a clean drinking water. While you are complaining about you bad day in your life, some people die without experiencing what good day is.    You are very lucky to be living in this modern world full of opportunity, miracles, and human advancement.

Always start your day with a smile. Try to be kind every day. Don’t hurt people. Don’t let your bad past experience hold you back from starting new. Try to smile at every person you see no matter how you are feeling. Giving only a smile for a day can bring you so much comfort and happiness. But never expect that you will also get the same thing back. Most of the time you will only receive hate for the love you gave, ignorance for the time you give and discouragement for the inspiration you give. It doesn’t mean that you give up. We only have control over our actions but not over others. So do all the actions with expecting anything in return. Give this a try for few days and experience the power, satisfaction, and happiness you get from giving to others.

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“Help others without any reason and give without the expectation of receiving anything in return.” – Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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