As we go through life think and plan for the future, we often consider things that we want to get, whether they are material or not. What we often don’t think about is what we can give, to ourselves, to the environment or to other people. Recent studies show that giving provides a sense of joy and happiness that lasts longer than the same feeling that we experience through getting something. The important aspect of giving is that it typically benefits both parties, the one that gives and the one that receives.
- You cannot hold on to anything good. You must be continually giving – and getting. You cannot hold on to your seed. You must sow it – and reap anew.
- You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man.
- Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world. He who serves the most, reaps the most.
“it’s absolutely essential for success (both for you and others) to be focusing on giving before focusing on what you may yourself receive.”