“Whether it’s praise, love, criticism, money, time, space, power, punishment, sorrow, laughter, care, pain, or pleasure… the more you give, the more you will receive.
Let’s go for lots and lots,
The Universe”©Mike Dooley, http://tut.com
Crucial point to add is to NOT expect anything in return when you give to someone. Expecting always result in disappointment, especially when the receiver does not understand the concept of giving back. You can choose to continue on giving, but as long as you feel you are not being taken advantage of, go for it. It feels great to give to those who can’t provide for themselves, not because of a lack of desire or interest, but mostly because life haven’t been giving them the opportunities that you had. Feeling grateful for what you already have is crucial and it is important to always be willing to share that wealth and abundance to the less fortunate one. Creating a balance in this planet is very important and that is why we have 3 social classes. We all know that wealth is not distributed equally, but as long as we do our part and give charity, we have deliberately created some balance among these classes.
When we talk about giving, it is not necessarily in terms of money. Someone going through a hard time because of divorce, or sickness, or whatever else, the wealth you can give these people is based on time you allot to make them feel better, because of your presence. Time is the most important asset you can give anyone as you can never get it back. Giving money is a good thing, and the opportunity cost of giving this money can easily be recuperated in one additional overtime hour you put at work. IT goes and comes back. Unfortunately for TIME, once you spend that one hour helping someone in need, is an hour you will NEVER get back. So think about that aspect of your generosity. IF you can’t afford giving money away to those who need it, put the TIME to help them in other ways. This is worth more than any of the monetary wealth you can find out there.
Dr. Dan Amzallag, PhD, MBA, CLC
Author/Inspirational Speaker/Life Coach