The Act of Giving


From the very minute we are born, we deal with this simple word over and over; the first ; going further to that especial breastfeeding that your mother 'gave' you ceremoniously. We picture ourselves that flying spoon that landed in our mouth.


You picture your mom, holding you and kissing you, and 'giving' you all the attention you can have as a baby? Her own face changed and even her eyes sparkled those emotions. If you see those eyes again through a girlfriend/boyfriend, most likely you will cry out of nothing.

Giving can create defenses in your own body, that even the most experienced physicians cannot understand thoroughly. Put it this way, is like praying for your own wellness, but without noticing it. Did you notice how bad you felt when you did break someone's trust?

Give and you shall receive...

Okay, you bought your brand new car 2011 and you are ready to leave that dealership. If you did your deeds and you thought you deserved it, then things went fine... but what about if your ex needed a car, or your teenage son or daughter were in the need of one, or maybe a brother was asking for help, because, let's say his house was about to be foreclosed?

If you had a terrible upbringing then you know you wouldn't have care, but if you were 'given' certain values, then you would've the right moves. The first returning gift that you are granted by giving, is a longer and fruitful life; peace of mind, and the feeling that elevated level of existence.

By not giving properly, illness and other complications will knock your door as you age. Another thing is that... when we reach the age of and unexpected retirement, we will have more time to think about past deeds, since we stay home longer and ... you might guess it right now: All what you did from the beginning will be shown in a mental picture over and over. Your heart will start to disrupt with some memories.

The older you get the less you sleep right? They don't tell you certain details but, death is picking up the pieces and start checking your spiritual account. If you are on the red, then this 'sharky' fate will eat your hopes with no repair. Hollywood stars succumbed to Cancer easier than any of us simple mortals.

The author had so many experiences that some would call short of miracles. We have given some people that lending hand, and out of nowhere we would get promoted or giving bonuses. Probably these top managers were touched by our guardian angels. But it happened.

I remember in 2005, when Katrina was around, my 12 yrs old son took out from his bedroom closet, his piggy bank with coins, and 'gave' it to us saying, "Dad, I saw this people on TV losing their homes and spending the night at that stadium. I think this will help them. I'm fine with my X-Box 360" You see? How, or why did he react like that


Is 2012, and seems that this is becoming our worst year, financially speaking. We've witnessed laying offs left and right. Postal workers are worried, Pink slips are replacing that vacation form... We mean... what can we do about this? If you check the scriptures, you will find that this is actually the sign of a lifetime.

And we have to be prepared. If you have extra cloths, you can donate. Winter is terrible without having a roof over your head. We encourage you give some help on your own time, maybe helping your neighbors... maybe all this debacle happened to us in order to regain some lost values. If you cannot afford cable, then you probably will talk more to your fellow man. Take the positive side of all.

If you lose your job, you will have more time to do things... maybe read, or keep yourself busy walking around and for the first time in years and meet new people. "I came dressed like a hungry man and I knocked your door...."

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."

Mathew 25: 35-36

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marellen 5 years ago

Nice hub and you are so right. It is better to give and I have written several hubs on the giving I have received from others and how members of my family have also been the givers.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author


As I said...words came to me and I dropped my groceries and signed in into HP. What you read ..came out of my heart. No research, not even pausing. Thanks for the comments and have a blessed day.


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neighborhoodtools 5 years ago from United States

I appreciate your electricity? maybe it's time to "talk more to your fellowman" your neighbors...hopefully, more people will see the value of giving, being community-oriented, and volunteerism.

People are always searching for anything that can make them feel high, worthy, exhilarated, and joyful----and those can simply come from giving.

(P.S. If you know of a neighborhood group or church group looking for community-building tools, please recommend

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Welcome to our comunity Neighborhoodtools!

I've checked out your site,,,and certainly it can be of use for so many people. Thanks for your comments and opinions


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

humm that was some food for thought!! But don’t you think we must also indulge in a bit of luxuries if it is our hard earned money!! Yes definitely giving is a virtue and a person must have compassion and give to poor, but after that you can definitely indulge without any guilt it won’t hurt when you have time to think about it!!

Giving away everything is not a good idea, or feeling guilty about a new car is also not so great. To enjoy the car guilt free what we can do is apart from donating old toys, clothes and things like that save money for donating or helping a friend. And then when time comes use that to help out.:))

And yes i must say that a 12 yr old boy giving away his savings for helping out is a sweet gesture and shows that he has a big heart and good values!!

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Wow! long comment Carrie! You are right! You can indulge your hard earn money the best that you can. God gave us free will and there is nothing wrong with that. This hub was written by heart and it was laid onto the paper as it was. Not all of us will have a similar opinion.. same way as no all of us would agree with the President's decision. Thanks Carrie! You did great!


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Wow, what an excellent and useful piece of advice you actually shared in here which i really enjoyed coming across and i agree with all you made mention of in here.Thanks dear for really sharing this awesome work.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author


Again, this are written from our mind and heart..nothing was staged or even corrected. Giving is a very powerful word and its use is also worth talking about. Was surprised by your visit. You did roam all over my hubs. Lol!


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ibbarkingmad 5 years ago from Utah

I have been one to give the shirt off my back if it is needed. I am not bragging, just stating a fact. The problem I have noticed is whether the giving has a positive effect. Going into details about this realization would take too long, but the long and the short of it is that I am now more cautious about what I give and who I give it to. I have realized that the best gift I can give is employment. Now, while I do regularly give to charities, I am focusing my efforts on getting myself to the point where I can use my money and ideas to create businesses and jobs. These jobs create on going wealth and more money which I will use to create more jobs still. It is so true that teaching a man to fish is better than giving a man a fish. Still, I love the message this hub gives because there are times when we must give completely. I remember my dad having us boys fill sandbags on Thanksgiving Day to help those who's homes were flooding and asking nothing in return, not even a thank you. The message I suppose I am rambling on about is there is a time and a place so long as we are open to give and make the world better by it. Thanks for the great hub!

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Nice long response my friend,

Seems that we can work wonder filling up sands of bag! and teaching so our fellow man can fish by himself on the pond of life. Thanks for your words!


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fucsia 5 years ago

Great Hub. It is always the time to give but maybe now, in our particular storic moment, is the better moment to give. Every situation if we want can be an important lesson and we can learn to give, to a friend, to a stranger, to a parent, to a collegue.

Thank you for this page!

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

You are welcome, FUCSIA!.Your comments are appreciated!Seems that this reccesion will be historical by the unempolyment indicators, but as a Nation we can get this thru! Thanks again!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well my act of giving back to you for writing and exploring such a wonderful subject which could literally make the world a better and smaller place - is to post this classic hub to my FACEBOOK page with a direct link back here .... lake erie time ontario canada 5:30 am just arrived home from work to a beer and soul classic interpretations of the Beatles and of course a posting of a new one.

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hey Epi!

Didn't know you had a night job. I have a day job and, just like you, HP is my second obligation.. better said, my second inspirational place to be. Thanks for commenting my friend. Things are getting better and the holidays are coming sooner that we think!


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

A true believer in "Random Acts of Kindness" and "Paying it Forward," I thoroughly enjoy your stories..

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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

There you go fpherj48,

You understood our 'random acts' that don't look for a reward at the end of the day. Thnaks for stopping by my friend!


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kelleyward 4 years ago

Great hub Lord with very useful information. I also believe that God has purpose for each of us and kindness is a huge part of being fully human. Great read voted up and useful. Take care, Kelley

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks KelleyWard,

I also believe that the creator of all has a purpose for us all. Glad to see you popping up all over.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Great reminder of how giving can actually increase your value of life. We just helped out at a homeless shelter and met some wonderful people who need just a little positive attention. Voted up!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Teaches12345,

We did have our share of giving and it was truly rewarding. Thanks for checking on this oldie. Have a great evening as well.

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