Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The ultimate gift.......

Look at the people around you. Is there someone in your life that you could easily take under your wing and mentor? Someone you could teach your skills to and speak faith into? Proverbs 22:6 tells us that when we train up a child in the way they should go, they will not depart from it. When you give of yourself, your time, your energy, and your advice to train someone, it is the ultimate, lifelong gift. I've learned this: the greater the giving, the greater the living. You will never be more fulfilled than when you're making a difference in somebody else's life.

The definition of GIVING:  give (g v) v. gave (g v), giv·en (g v n), giv·ing, gives. v. tr. 1. To make a present of: We gave her flowers for her birthday. 2. To place in the hands of; pass: Give me the ...

This is written by Joel Osteen at if you want to read the entire piece.  He wrote this about Dave Thomas and what he was given by one of his mentors in the restaurant business.  Did you know he was adopted and rasied by his adoptive father after his adoptive mother passed awa.  I totally believe that life is better when we GIVE.  What ways can we give?  As Joel mentioned  we can give of our love, our time, our money, our ears to listen with, our knowledge, our friendship, our prayer, our smiles, our kind words, our hugs, our I Love You's to list a few.  What do you have to offer today?  I challenge you to find something to give away today.  If you do I would love to hear what that was and to who and how you felt afterwards? 

Enjoy the gift of today and remember the ultimate gift of giving will brighten your day!!


1 comment:

*kim* said...

you are always positive - I so appreciate that in you and thanks for always being that way. :)

Always appreciate your sweet comments on my blog - but more so I appreciate the prayers! I am much better this week. :)

Hope you and the girls are doing well. xo