One truth about giving is that; the more we give the more we have. Jesus Christ said “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom…”
So, people don’t have because they don’t give and not that they did not give because they don’t have.
Patti Thor said, “It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.”
Giving is a wining strategy to those that understand the nitty gritty of giving. There is a ‘how’ to give. There is a way to give that it will be a 2-edged sword, it will be a blessing to the giver and receiver.
There are as many reasons to give as there are ways to give. The blessing of giving is far more than that of receiving.
1. Giving improves your relationship with people. People are naturally attracted towards those who have an open heart to share with others. Giving promotes a sense of trust and cooperation that strengthens our ties to others, and having positive social interactions is central to good mental and physical health.
2. Giving is good for the health of the giver. In his book Why Good Things Happen to Good People, Stephen Post, a professor of preventative medicine at Stony Brook University, reports that giving to others has shown to increase health benefits in people with chronic illness, including HIV and multiple sclerosis.
Stephanie Brown of the University of Michigan saw similar results in a 2003 study on elderly couples. Herself and her colleagues found that those individuals who provided practical help to friends, relatives, or neighbors, or gave emotional support to their spouses, had a lower risk of dying over a five-year period than those who didn’t.
3. Giving makes the world a better place. The free broadcast of MATTERS THAT MATTER for years now have no doubt made the whole world a better place. Apart from lessons learnt from my broadcast every week, some has discovered they could write better than I do, some has seen the possibility and impact of consistent broadcast, some copy my broadcast word for word just replace my name with theirs and rebroadcast or post on other social network, some draw inspiration from it regularly, some discovered they are talented in discovering grammatical errors, some rebroadcast/post on other social medial completely without removing my identity etc. In it all, they also have audience they reproduce it to which make the impact of MATTERS THAT MATTER broader.
When we give, we don’t only help the immediate recipient of our gift, we also spur a ripple effect of generosity. The fact is, people who receive from you also want to give if not to you but to others.
Your little act of giving can jumpstart a cascade of generosity. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself benefiting from a big dose of happiness in the process.
Your greatness is my fulfilment.
ATOYEBI Samuel | 26:5:2016
Personal Effectiveness Coach | Statistical Consultant
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