The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.
The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;those who help others are helped.
Proverbs 11:24-25 (The Message)
It is always encouraging to see people who have built a life used for generosity.
Why be generous?
Why go out of your way for someone who can't possibly pay you back or even think about getting something for your giving?
This kind of giving creates meaning and momentum and structure and something money, or possessions, or fame can't possibly ever give you….it is a deep satisfaction and happiness that can’t be manufactured.
It is true wealth, the kind that only comes from connecting to others through real sacrifice.
It manifests itself in different forms, sometimes it is giving of your energy, time, knowledge, experience, and yes every once in a while even possessions and money.
But this is what I know…usually the person or people or organization you are helping are not nearly as blessed as you are for making the sacrifice.