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.
IT CREATES HORMONES TO KEEP YOU HEALTHY
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