“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.” Hindu Proverb

As time goes by, the more I believe this quote to be true, I just wished I had so fully understood it much earlier in life because I know that I would have been much happier.

I wished that my parents and at the time, my church, would have pounded into me the importance of this concept. Yes, I got the hint that sharing and helping was good, but I never was told that giving…even giving away, would be so great.

If there is anything I could say to the world is that: GIVE. Give of yourself, give of your bounty, give your time, give your joy, and yes at times give your pain. Give to those who don’t get it, give to those who have harmed you…and sometimes that giving is merely forgiving the wrong.

Give to yourself. Allow the fact that you are alive to inspire you to seek the gifts this world has to offer, do so gently and with respect…and then in turn, give the gift of you.