Give to the world all that you have, and the best will come back to you. —Mary Ainge De Vere
When we share something of our own with a friend, it gives both of us a special feeling. Generosity blesses the giver as much as the receiver. Sometimes we feel selfish, wanting to hoard all our treats or treasures. But when we secretly hide them away, we cheat even ourselves from enjoying them.
Giving love and friendship to others works in just the same way. When we express love and kindness to others, we feel more love toward ourselves. Though we may not understand just how it works, we can be certain it does. The more of anything we give away to others, the greater our own rewards will be.
How can I practice generosity today?
From Today's Gift: Daily Meditations for Families ©1985
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
I have come to believe
that if I follow this program of enlightened self-interest one day at a time,
it will not only keep me away from that first drink under any circumstances
but also help me to unselfishly enjoy passing it on.
- Thank You For Sharing, p. 65
Thought to Ponder . . .
An open heart is never a lonely one.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
O D A A T = One Day At A Time.