Thursday, January 1, 2009

The joy of giving


The first day of the year 2009 and my New Year resolution is to feel the joy of giving. Over the years, and particularly in the last year, I have understood that there is a deep sense of fulfillment when we give.

We can give so much to those who deserve from us. Spending time with someone lonely, playing with children or having a heart-to-heart talk with a close friend are all acts of giving. When we give, we share much happiness with the ones who receive from us. The very fact that we have given joy to someone is a pleasant feeling and so, a gift to ourselves.

Let us give more of universal love or compassion. If we are unselfishly kind and considerate, the law of karma will work in our favour. Sometimes, it takes time but this law never fails. But, perhaps, more important than the result the course of life will bring gradually is the beauty and the courage of being generous. A few words of genuine praise can work wonders in a person’s life. A so-called small act of compassion may perhaps become the life-line for someone.

However, giving should be spontaneous and voluntary; it should not become compulsive or else, there is no joy or blessing left in it. And, let each one of us give the person who perhaps we neglect the most: give yourself. Give yourself the freedom to lead your life free from conditioning by others. Give yourself the right to move on from a dysfunctional relationship. Give yourself the magic of daring to love the one true love of your life.

Give with joy and you will get many times more in return.

“The fragrance also stays with the hand that gives the rose and the hand that receives the beautiful gift is filled with wonder. God Almighty, thus, blesses both the giver and the receiver.”

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.

9 comments:

nabadipa said...

A beautiful message on sharing happiness. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.

KParthasarathi said...

This act of giving should be from the heart. Be it in sharing what you have, showing your appreciation or giving because you care. It has no other motive behind it.

Shravan said...

"...When we give, we share much happiness with the ones who receive from us..."

awesome is the only word i find :)

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thanks Nabadipa, KP and Shravan for your comments. Happy New Year to you. Best wishes.

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thanks Nabadipa, KP and Shravan for your comments. Happy New Year to you. Best wishes.

A New Beginning said...

Giving really makes you feel complete.Have a blessed new year!

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thank you Sana for visiting and following. It is good see you here.

Subuhi said...

Give and ye shall receive... Its nice to learn that VIRTUES still survive in these days where vices flow in very veins and selfishness runs through the marrow.

A very happy new year to you.

Ayesha Parveen said...

Thank you very much Subuhi for the apt comment and for following my blog. A very Happy New Year to you as well. Best wishes.