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Richness in Giving

What a marvelous gift age is.

Transcending from infants to children, adolescents, young adulthood to joining the fourth quarter or ninth inning group, is a journey. I began my path fighting today's battles early on. This has kept me from being strategic and intentional about how I show up for the future.

As I ponder the rest of my life, I ask, “What is next?” During my early years as a dad, I focused on earning and providing. After all there is a great importance in taking care of my family. It is fascinating to see how life cycles.

As an infant, we are totally dependent on our family to care for us. As teens we develop a sense of independence and as an adult, we begin the cycle over. We begin to take the place of our parents as our kids mature. When they establish their own families, we get to take on life as grandparents. I find it intriguing to watch this transition. Our roles and responsibilities follow a predictable pattern.

One interesting perspective that has changed for me is shifting the responsibility of amassing wealth and things, to becoming more generous. It certainly helps to have enough to live comfortably. This has been due to hard work and God’s blessings.

I stumbled on this phrase, and it certainly has meaning to me,“When a man dies, all he has is what he has given away.”

What a powerful thought. For me, the gift of wealth today is not the accumulation of material possessions, but rather the infinite wealth that comes from the act of giving. It provides unparalleled feelings of joy, fulfillment, and purpose, particularly when the receiver is unaware of the source of their newfound blessings.

There is transformative power in giving without expecting anything in return, it touches hearts, change lives, and creates a lasting legacy.

When I give, I not only impact the lives of others but also nourish my own soul. The act of sharing resources, time, and talents can bring about a sense of profound connection with fellow human beings.

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25

I am not speaking just of material wealth. We can give a smile, a prayer, open the door, call an old friend, a listening ear, offer compliments, volunteer time, pay it forward, random acts of kindness, donate, the list goes on and on.

I see giving is a gift that pays high returns.

The joy that arises from seeing the happiness and gratitude on the faces of those we help is a testament to the inherent goodness within each of us.

Giving anonymously liberates me from the shackles of ego and self-importance. I notice the smallest acts of kindness can create a ripple effect that extends far beyond my imagination.

“The true measure of a man's wealth lies not in what he has acquired, but in what he has given away.”

What does that phrase evoke for you?

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