Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Being a Giver

In difficult times (personally, professionally or financially) practice giving when the natural inclination may be to hold back. But give anyway.

Give that smile. Give a donation to charity. Give of your time. Give to a co-worker. Give a word of appreciation. Give beyond what is asked of you at the office. Give an encouraging word. Just give!

“Give and it shall be given back to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will given unto you." (Luke 6:38)

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if do not lose heart." (Galatians 6:9)

"Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share." (I Timothy 6:18)

To whom can you give today? Maybe the gas station attendant? The waitress? The sales clerk? Your co-worker? Some one who can't make their mortgage this month? A single mother? Young Mormon elders who just knocked on my door? (Nice young men they were!) The homeless man and woman? The street musician?

Whatever you do for whomever you do it, just give!

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