Practice the art of giving

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Practice the art of giving

A life changing experience


I believe one of the greatest acts in life is to give to others who are in need. Of course, when you give to others, you do not have to publicize it. I can understand and appreciate organizations publicizing their generosity as it is part of their marketing and community involvement programs, but I do not agree when individuals broadcast publicly what they give to people. Give from your heart and give privately. You do not need to let the world know. After all, God knows.

The art of giving is such a rewarding and life changing experience. I know some of you may say that you do not have any money to give but giving is not necessarily about giving money. You can also give your time to others and organization. You can give support and encouragement to others. You can even give people space to breathe and grow. You can give them the tools and directions on what they need to do to improve their conditions.

Therefore, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and soon a new year, let us learn to making giving part of our lives on a regular basis. I don’t believe that God has us on this earth just to look after ourselves but rather to give and help others especially if you are in a position to do so.

Give money

Everybody needs money and so if you have money, give some of your money to help others especially the poor among us. I know some people who have very little money, but they give their last to help others. Some of you may say some of these people need to find a different job to make more money so they can help themselves. The truth is some individuals have multiple jobs and still cannot make ends meet. I honestly believe that if all the rich people in the world can give to those in need, we can alleviate poverty. Money answers all things and since money answers all things, many of us need to give people the money that they are worth. If it is good for the goose, it is good for the gander.

Give time

I know many of us are so preoccupied with our businesses and careers in that we have little time for anything else. However, we must find the time to help others. I admire many of those associations who volunteer their time to train our young men and women in sports. More of us need to do this.  Perhaps if we give more of our time for the young people, we can reduce some of the violence that is taking place. After all, the gangs are finding time to groom them. Therefore, give some of your time in the churches, the workplace, the community and schools so we can train others to be productive and effective people in the community.

I also encourage some employees to give their correct time on the job. Stop taking long breaks and reaching to work late.

Give support and encouragement

Many of us are too negative and do not support one another. Everybody needs some of sort of support and encouragement. If you cannot do it, pray to God, and ask him to give you that spirit of support and encouragement. The thing is some of us want people to give usA support but we don’t want to give others support. I believe if you support someone, that person will also support you. Let us practice giving support.  Many people feel alone and discouraged but those feelings can be eliminated if you can give them the support and encouragement they need.

Give someone space

There are some circumstances in which you need to give people some space. Some people need that space to breathe and grow. Some of us interfere and torment people so much that they do not have to time for themselves.

Give people the tools and “know how” to get things done

Many people prefer not giving money because they feel it is a waste and it may encourage others to become lazy and dependent. However, this is always not the case. If you are struggling with giving money, then show people what is they need to do become successful. Some people really do not know what to do and there are others who know what to do so if you know what to do, then give people the tools and instructions on what they need to do.


The art of giving will make the world a better place. Too many of us are too self-centered but if we learn to give, you can make a positive impact in the lives of so many people. In fact, by giving to others, you may be saving the lives of others.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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