Friday, June 7, 2013
In Relationship, Enjoy Giving And Giving More Than Receiving
Yes, my dear, in relationship I enjoy giving and in fact giving more than receiving.
"If you want to do something rewarding for yourself, try giving to others."
This is the secret of happiness in every relationship according to my friend Randy Taran of "Project Happiness", the film we are showing to launch our Screen Naija One Village, One Cinema Project on Saturday June 22, 2013, at the Freedom Park in Lagos, Nigeria. If you are in Lagos, don't miss it!
I have found what Randy Taran said to be true and proved it in my own relationships.
Those who don't know how to give are among the most miserable people in the world.
And the greatest thing you can give is appreciation of life.
Have you noticed that the wealthiest nations on earth have the greatest appreciation of life.
For the beauty of life is realized in the sanctity of life.
How much you appreciate life shows how much you know how to love and love heart, soul and spirit.
I am addicted to giving.
Giving is sowing. And you must know how, when and where to sow.
So that you will not waste your seeds.
It is best to give to those you will not expect to repay you in cash or in kind.
What I hate most in giving is selfishness.
You are giving someone a gift in exchange for a selfish favour.
When you are giving something and expecting something in return, it is no longer a gift, but a bargain like a transaction.
Like a trade by barter or you are buying/paying for something.
Lest we forget, giving is more than tangible things.
The most valuable gifts are the most invaluable.
Give gifts that are imperishable.
Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
~ John Tempelton.
~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima.
Books by Michael Chima.