The ultimate gift is giving right?
If you think back through your life at all of the times you were given the opportunity to give something or do something incredible for another person, I think you would agree there is nothing quite like that feeling.
Being able to blow someone away with something unexpected and ultimately making their day, week, month, year or even life for that matter.
Only when we are concentrating on what we can give and not what we can get are we able to see clearly enough and become focused enough to feel and produce our true power and impact we can have on those around us.
Now compare that to getting something that you have wanted for quite some time.
YES that is awesome! No doubt. That said, I think we can all agree that the nostalgia wears off in a very short period of time and we are then onto the next thing.
Material things we get, especially for ourselves are just that. They are things. Yes they are great and we all enjoy them, but they are not priceless experiences and bonds we can take with us.
Concentrating on what we can give or do for others; whether it be something material we give or just an unexpected simple gesture that brings a smile to a stranger’s face IS.
It’s what we can give, not what we can get.
The clincher in this entire equation is very interesting however.
The more we give, THE MORE WE GET.
Think back to a time when you were able to create magic for someone and tell me that was not one of the most fulfilling times in your life. You’re anticipation in presenting it to them. The look on their face when they received it. The joy and love you were able to bring to that individual.
This my friends is priceless.
At the end… Giving is getting ;-)
Have an outstanding inspired rest of you day!