Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.
~ Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
(English writer, 1897-1945)
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It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
~ Mother Teresa
(Founder of Missionaries for Charity, Nobel Peace Prize, 1910-1997)
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Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.
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True giving is done freely with no expectation of anything in return. Giving also takes many forms, the least of which is monetary. Sometimes the least significant gifts are the most valuable. What are your favorite ways to give?
You might consider writing in a journal or sharing what you experienced.