religious and cultural traditions ranging from Christmas, to Hanukkah to Kwanzaa is the act of giving to others, so I thought it would be a good time to look at the concept of giving.
Curious?...once you back away from the commercial aspect of giving, what comes to your mind? Wondering if you think it is possible to spend a fortune on gifting and still miss the happiness of giving?
During this time of year, the phrase "it is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35) is quoted a lot during this time of year. Wondering if you believe in this principle? And, if you do, I am curious if you have wondered what kind of giving is the most valuable? And what kind of giving really produces that deep, deep sense of happiness that eclipses receiving?
I truly believe that the kind of giving that generates happiness does not go on sale at the end of the year, nor is it even for sale. You really cannot put a price tag on it, nor can it be mass produced. And, it certainly does not require gift wrapping. I'm not saying that I have a problem with gift giving, because I really don't. I just feel, in my heart, that the real concept of giving, cannot be commercialized.
I would like to share a few examples of giving that I feel can provide a sense of happiness and satisfaction beyond........read more