Is it better to give than receive? What is your opinion on this?
When I was growing up I can remember many times when my mother would always help someone who needed it. Now i’m not talking about giving someone money just because they ask for it.
I’m talking about the elderly lady who was having a hard time carrying her groceries to her car. So my mom would just go help her. Or the lady who couldn’t find her car keys and my mom would help her, even if we all went back in the store to find them.
My father who owned a salvage yard and was a mechanic was driving one time when he saw a car that was broken down on the side of the road. He stopped and found out that it was a young couple that were newly married and they didn’t know what they were going to do, as they didn’t have much money.
My father felt they really needed help so he came home, got them the part for their car and then took it back to them and put it on their car. They offered what money they had and would pay him the rest at a later time. My father said no, don’t worry about it.
It was from experiences like these that I learned what giving was all about. Helping people became the normal thing to do.
Now, I’m not talking about letting people walk all over you. There are always people that just take and take and never seem to give back.
I’m talking about helping someone who needs it and doing it for that wonderful feeling you get knowing you just made a difference in someones life.
Now the laws of the universe tell us that we can never receive more than we give. Of course I have seen where that may not appear true, where someone has come into money and that person does not give, but only takes.
However, if you watch what happens. it is not very long before something happens and that person loses it all.
So is it better to give than receive? I think it is, as when you give, you always get back. Chances are it will not be from the same source you helped, but pay attention, cause it will happen.
It is important to remember that you must never expect anything back. You must give for the pure joy of giving.
Imagine what the world would be like if everyone just gave because they wanted to. I see too many people in the world today always expecting something in return.
How hard is it to help someone with what they need, when the only cost is your time?
I have helped many and will continue to do so. I always think about if I was in their shoes, I would want someone to help me and I would be grateful for the help.
So is it better to give than receive? You decide. But don’t wait till you are the person that needs the help before you decide.