You have to give to get. We know it, even our children know it. Do it!
Wherever you work, however you earn your survival, life is not a one way street. We all have our ups and downs, and finances are a struggle for most us at least some of the time. When these bad patches arrive, they can seriously affect our state of mind, and reduce our ability to work and produce.
Strangely, one of the best ways to cope with these times is to give. Money is still the form of exchange that we use to measure ourselves and others. It is also the stuff we use to keep our bellies full and our lights on.
I do not know why it is, but often it’s when you have the least that it’s most vital to give. There is something in the laws that govern you, me and the whole wide world that changes gear when you give, and this is even more noticeable when you are…..Well, skint.
Maybe it’s empowering to know that you can help another person, perhaps it really has got something to do with energy direction flows and getting into the right lane on the highway of life, I don’t know. I do know from experience that good things happen, and that something changes when you hand over some moolah, expecting nothing in return. Kahlil Gibran wrote, ” There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward, and there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism. And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; they give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space. Through the hands of such as these God speaks, and from behind their eyes He smiles upon the earth. It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding…..All you have will one day be given…”
That was Kahlil. Me? I am not that lyrical. I just know that if you are struggling, giving with no expectation of reward and forgetting about it is always followed by some movement in your life, like a laxative that shouldn’t work 🙂
I am a year older today. If you want to do something for me, please take a moment to give a donation to real people who feed real pensioners in Zimbabwe? They don’t have anyone else, and you might just need the benefits that giving freely brings. The currency is weak, whatever you can spare will make a difference. Paypal works. Link to their site follows if you want to read, call or check them out. It does, however, open on the payment page in case you just want to give because you can, or you just will give because you can’t.
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. Nobody will ever know except you 🙂