“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ~ John Bunyan
It is interesting to note that more and more people are developing this vision of voluntarism, a powerful trait that generates the most powerful benevolent human impulses. They realize that their life belongs to the whole community, and as long as they live they should do whatever they can for others. They believe that giving takes them out of themselves and allows them to expand beyond earthly bounds. They think that making others feel more valued makes them feel more valuable. Winston Churchill emphasized, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
The magic of giving lies in the way you give. It must not be with an eye on the returns, but because you want to give. Giving with motives attached not only nullifies one’s own happiness but also burdens the receiver. It makes the other person come under the pressure of an obligation. Anonymous benevolence directed to causes that can give nothing in return, is the highest form of altruism. It is seen as the most noble of human impulses. No wonder most religions promote it. Charity, selflessness, sacrifice, and mercy.
Making others feel more valued elevates both the giver and the receiver. True giving goes deeper than the momentary sublimation. Simone de Beauvoir emphasizes: “That’s what I consider true generosity: You give your all and yet you feel as if it costs you nothing.”
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The Mother's Cry for Help
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Choose your words with care!
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THE ART OF TRUE GIVING
Derived from the Latin word carus and the old French word chariteÌ, ‘charity’ originally meant love and compassion. So naturally, it became an important tenet in every religious text to encourage benevolent action and generous donations to the needy. Whatever be the notion of charity in people’s minds, it is always defined by two words — ‘voluntary’ and ‘giving’ — and therein, lies the beauty of charity.
Believe In yourself!
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GRAB Every Opportunity
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