What You Give Is What You Get
"What you give is what you get." I am sure that everyone
of us have heard those words uttered again and again in
our lives. They remain age old words of wisdom that go
back thousands of years. They go along with "reaping
what we sow" and "doing unto others as you would have
them do unto you." What amazes me most about these
wonderful words, though, is the truth that lies in them.
I see this truth everyday in my own life.
This truth shines through the actions of my youngest
son whose smiles, hugs, and laughter light up the world
around him in spite of his handicap. This truth glows from
the life of my daughter whose kindness, friendship, and
loving spirit brightens the lives of those around her. This
truth flows out of the behavior of my oldest boy who is
a friend to the world and never met anyone he didn't like.
This truth radiates from everything I watch my wife do as
she makes the world a better place for her family, friends,
co-workers, and the many pets she rescues. This truth
lights up my own life as I see again and again every good,
kind, and loving thing I do come back to bless me with
even greater joy.
Don't be afraid to give then. Give your time, your energy,
your talents, your love, and your joy. Share all the fantastic
blessings God gives to you with those around you. Become
as Leo Buscaglia said "the most beautiful, sensitive, wondrous,
magical, unique, fantastic person in the world", so that you
can share that person with everyone everywhere. If you can
do this then what you will get back will be so glorious and
wonderful that you will never want to stop giving. It is true
that what you give is what you get. But if what you give is
love, joy, peace, happiness, goodness, delight, and oneness
with God then what you get will be a thousand times greater.
[ by: Joseph J. Mazzella (joecool@wirefire) -- from 'Inspired Buffalo' (InspiredBuffalo@lighthouse.net) ]
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