Giving a little is neither the way to get a little, or to get a lot – but sometimes I’m completely amazed at what is given to me in return for what little I’ve given. Shifting my thinking on this subject hasn’t been easy. It is recent. It is profound. Maybe it is something I can teach – or just give away …
Are these good or bad things, synonyms, opposites – or just me messing with your head?
Giving isn’t taking.
Giving isn’t doing, but it could be.
Giving doesn’t begin at home, it begins inside.
Give a little.
Give a lot.
Because you can, because you want to, because giving is good. Good for whoever or whatever you are giving to – but good for how you feel, what you experience, having given.
Give yourself a day.
Or give your day to someone else.
Everybody wins when everybody gives.
It’s simple. It’s easy.
Don’t try, do.
Don’t just give it thought, give.
Giving takes another form – not about things or deeds. It’s called giving ourselves a chance, giving ourselves time, giving each other time, more time, giving each other a chance, a second chance and another one after that.
Give it a try.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 6C/43F, fully overcast, warm sunshine expected; Gusta dodging felled branches resembled a stumbly calf, scruffy and in need of a haircut. Traffic light, almost as if the cloud cover is muffling the already diminished sound …
Life is so very interesting. Not sure which came first the rabbit or the musing. How like life though to give you an example of what goes on in the midst of our searching for the answer to life's little troubles. And most of them are just that; little. Solutions are like the elusive rabbit for Gusta; there to be caught yet seemingly out of sight. Is it that we are so focused on the problem/trouble/rabbit scent that we can't see the solution/answer/rabbit? I think life has the biggest sense of humor of all. GW, Bon Wier, Tx.
Love your column. Fantastic writing. I share with my staff and outside colleagues. Kindest Regards, SP, Calgary, AB