There's power in giving
When I was a little boy my dad taught me a great many things and then he died on my twelfth birthday. The teaching abruptly stopped. But one of the most important lessons he taught me was the incredible importance and power in giving.
I learned that that giving is a universal principle of support. I think that a great many folks generally think in terms of monetary support and that is fine and perfectly normal. But if by giving monetarily you create dependence or other damage, not so fine.
The real power in giving lies beyond the financial arena and has to do with building others, helping others grow, helping others to help themselves, inspiring others to produce. And while the purpose may not be self enrichment, that is exactly what happens.
My dad put it this way. If you give one, you get ten. Don't bother asking why. That's just the way the Universe works. He also told me not to give just to get. Just give because it's the right thing to do.
There are a ton of ways to work this magic and I will say that I have seen a ton of it here at Wealthy Affiliate. Many more givers here than I would ever have imagined. Makes me ponder on the source of WA's inspiration.
Have you ever noticed walking down a street how so many folks look like they were just force fed a bowl of ugly worms. So serious, almost scowling. So look 'em in the eye and give 'em a big fat smile. Whoa! What a response. Nearly everyone lights up like a firecraker. Wow! That's so neat. You just made their day. You just gave, big time. You told them they were special, and you might have had an impact on their life. And it was free!
In business, say you have an idea. Say I also have an idea. So we each have an idea. Great. But if we swap our ideas (share or give), we each have two ideas! Wow. And it was free! I see that happening here so much, It makes me do back flips.
This giving thing builds bridges, creates friendships, inspires us all to do and be better. It brings out the very best in each of us. It enriches the giver as well as the receiver. I think The Master Teacher said a lot on this subject. He said it better than I
Got to go .Sweettea has to go. Biting my ankles.
My best to you all,