Giving to others brings immense satisfaction to the mind. There is a great need for givers in the world; there always has been and will always be. We are children of the most magnanimous and generous God who never tires of giving. Let’s try to follow in His footsteps. I will begin by giving some suggestions:

  1. Give your attention. Listen carefully to what people are saying, especially children and the elderly. We often tend to dismiss them.
  2. Give your time. Best gift is the gift of time. We all claim not to have enough time; so giving it means you are giving a very precious gift.
  3. Give benefit of the doubt. We do disservice to others by jumping to conclusions. We give due respect to others by giving them benefit of the doubt.
  4. Give a smile. You can brighten a dull day with your smile. You can lift someone’s spirits with your sweet smile. Smile, please.
  5. Give a surprise. Send flowers for no reason. Give a surprise visit. Surprise someone going through hardship with a hearty meal or by cleaning up their home and doing their laundry.
  6. Give your help. If you are a handyman, help those who need something done around the house but are physically unable to do it. If you are young and healthy, extend a helping hand to the elderly and the physically ill. 
  7. Give financial help. In the present climate your friends and family members may not have enough to even pay the rent or the mortgage; so don’t wait for them to ask. Extend financial help without being asked.

Yours,
?
Didi Ji

Yours,

Didi Ji