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The Rewards of Giving

Contrary to common thinking, giving has nothing to do with material wealth. Whilst it may be true that material possessions enhance the capability to give, material gifts serve only to express the attitude of giving behind. With or without material possessions we can still afford to give. After-all, it is the priceless gifts of love and caring which all humanity craves for.

Everyone wants to be on the receiving end all the time, but to have a consciousness and conscience to think of others first before ourselves is extraordinary. To give a stranger a simple smile goes a long way. Just a simple act of kindness, like someone holding the door for me, makes a difference in my entire day.

Though the act itself might be very simple but it is the attitude behind the action which is valuable. So do not worry too much about what exactly you are giving, what has value is the attitude behind it, as the cliche goes, "it is the thought that counts." Ironically, it is in the giving that we receive. Though we might not realise it immediately, or get the very same gift from another person but the more we give the more we receive.

The immediate effect one can realize is on our bodies. The satisfaction that is gained from giving is invaluable. Giving reveals our spiritual substance, our faith in the abundance in the Universe. For if all you see is poverty and lack, how can you give? A person with a giving attitude has a positive outlook on the world. For, you cannot possibly give if your heart is filled with anger and frustration. So already, you can see, that by adopting a giving mindset, by seeking to put others first before self, our outlook on the world will simultaneously change.

All fears, worries and anxieties come when we are too bogged down with ourselves. However, the moment we let go of 'me, me, me' and think of others these worries will soon dissolve. This is not suggesting that we give up on ourselves, but rather to take a step back and look at the wider picture. Rather than seeking to receive all the time, seek to give, remembering that whatever we cause others to experience we will experience it ourselves and so much more.

Put a smile on someone face, cause others to feel worthy, and be part of a good cause. In the Bible, it is written "do unto others as you would like them to do unto you". It is pretty self explanatory that whatever you wish to experience in life, give it! We are all part of the same thing. We all stem from the same one source and we generally all share the same feelings.

By giving to others, you are working in alignment with the Source of all, for the true nature of God is generous, loving and considerate. When you give, God is indeed working through you. And if God is on your side, who can be against you? You are working with the Supreme Power whose capabilities are beyond comprehension, and with whom all we may ever seek comes from.

Open the floodgates of abundance into your life by making others experience abundance. Experience new found joy and peace into your life by becoming an instrument of God bringing joy into the lives of others.

I came across a poem on the internet which beautifully sums up what I have just said here.
"If you see it, touch it.
If you touch it, feel it.
If you feel it, love it.
If you love it...Give it.
Because nothing speaks to the Universe louder, of your belief in self, abundance, and love, than giving. And when the Universe hears, more will be added unto you. Not as A reward, but because you truly believed... in self, abundance, and love”.

About the Author: Sharon Eiffel is a motivational writer who writes on personal development and self help. Discover the simple principles to successful living in Sharon's new e-book, The Wealth Within. Instantly get your copy now at or visit her blog at Article Source: Content4Reprint.

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