Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wisdom Wednesday

To perpetually receive, we must perpetually give.
And to perpetually give, we must perpetually receive.

One might say, but I have nothing to give. But we know that's not true.
We have ourselves. We have our smiles.
All it takes is one small smile. Give it to the next person you see. See what happens.

Something I started doing years ago was to smile first and speak second.
It's difficult to say something negative when you are smiling.
Oh, I'm sure it can be done. But why would you want to do that?

Go ahead. Try it. Do it all day if you like. Let me know how it works out for you.

You know, we don't attract what we want in life; we attract what we are.
The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi makes it clear that "it is in giving that we receive."
Giving aligns us with the way our Source of being acts; consequently, the universe offers us experiences that match our giving, supportive nature.

So get out there and give it away.

4 comments:

MorningAJ said...

As always, you're totally right, of course. I'm working on it. Promise.

Jim said...

Giving is so much more rewarding than receiving. As you said giving has it's rewards.

Stew said...

I thought I was wrong once. But I was mistaken.

That corgi :) said...

I would more rather give than receive; indeed it is how we truly live I do believe when we think of others more than we think of ourselves.

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