We live in a world where that is constantly focused on “Getting”. A focus that often says, “The More I have, the happier I’ll be.” We’ve all heard of or seen the bumper sticker which states, “He who dies with the most toys wins.”
God’s Word reminds us this should not be our mindset but rather we should be more focused on what we can give.
If you are not sure what to give, I ran across the following which I think can help leave us without excuse.
Give a smile to everyone you meet (smile with your eyes)
Give a kind word (with a kindly thought behind the word)
Give appreciation (warmth from the heart)
Give honor, credit and applause (the victor’s wreath)
Give time for a worthy cause (with eagerness)
Give hope (the best ingredient for success)
Give happiness (a most treasured state of mind)
Give encouragement (the incentive to action) Give cheer (the verbal sunshine)
Give a pleasant response (the neutralizer of irritants)
Give good thoughts (nature’s character builders)
Give prayers (the instrument of miracles)
Be Generous – GIVE!
from Positive People Power!
The choice is ours, we can follow the way of the world and spend our lives trying to “Get, get, get,” or we can choose to live a life as patterned in God’s Word. May the Lord continue to bless you as you continue to try and bless others.