No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ~Charles Dickens
If you are at all like me you now how great it feels to receive presents.
You would also then know, that the joy of getting is short-lived.
However our lives are richer when we share and give.
Truly giving from the heart fills your life with joy like no words can describe.
Giving takes you out of yourself and helps you to expand beyond your wordly limitations.
True joy lies in the act of giving without ever expecting something in return.
Last week I put together two "gift baskets" for two people in my life. They were neither expensive or time consuming to make. I found two wicker baskets (op shops) and lined them with a tea towel. I made a fresh batch of scones and threw in some of my homemade strawberry jam. I wrote a small card to each lady offering encouragement and love. I stuck a small sticky note on the front that read: "This is a gift basket, don't return it but instead fill it back up and share it with another...". I am hoping that these baskets will get lovingly restocked and bless another person (and hopefully another, and another...) and bring joy to my friends.
How can you give? What can you do for someone else this week?