Sunday, July 31, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
— Winston Churchill
As we grow spiritually, we naturally become more generous. It’s a quality of a well-developed person. Rather than being anxious over whether we will have enough – and rather than hungrily seeking more and more – we become more openhearted. We feel more abundant within ourselves and find that our spirit of generosity even adds to our own abundant feelings. Where we see a need, we help out.
A generous person doesn’t need to shower others with material gifts. The most precious gifts are things such as paying attention to others, respecting them for who they are, and giving our time. Often a material gift is a symbol of the good feelings in a relationship. In our generosity, we also learn to receive others’ gifts to us with humility and respect.
Today I take pleasure in my spirit of generosity.
You are reading from the book:
Wisdom to Know © 2005 by Hazelden Foundation