Friday, November 9, 2018
There are stories throughout history about giving. The idea and practice of giving remains similar from the teachings of Buddha to the Bible. Judaism talks about eight degrees of giving. Charities, coat drives and volunteering opportunities are everywhere. One particular story tells of a poor widow giving pennies while rich men around her were giving big sums. In reality, she has given more because their charity came from surplus and hers came from poverty.
Regardless of your beliefs, giving is always sends a wonderful message. There will always be the blessing of an opportunity to give money, time or possessions. It truly is a magical give and take.
"Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted." – Buddha