The following quote belongs to Khalil Gibran (sometimes spelled Kahlil; full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran; 1883 – 1931).

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

Giving to others does wonders for both the recipient as well as the donor. This is true whether you are giving time, money, psychological support, and more. The more you give the more is received in turn. Love and compassion are two of the greatest gifts that you can share with others. There are many ways to show your love, the most worthwhile being “in action.” You may be familiar with the expression that states “love is a verb.” It is truly in the doing that you can make a difference in the life of someone else. In giving to others, you need to be careful about feelings of self-righteousness and entitlement. Pride can undo the goodness of your deeds. You may feel justified in what you want for yourself, but it is more humane to be humble and conservative in what you desire for yourself, especially in the light of the dire needs of others. Look carefully around you today to observe a simple need and then take action to fulfill it. You will feel great!


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