A to Z Challenge: G is for Giving

a-to-z HEADER [2015] - aprilGood morning. No snow today, the sun is shining, and while it’s still cold, -1 C or 25 F, it,s beginning to look like spring. I’m enjoying the A to Z challenge this year. It’s allowing me to interact with more people than ever and that a wonderful Badage linkedopportunity.

Today, I’ve chosen to have the concept of giving as my G word.

GEverybody loves to receive gifts, praise, opportunities, but few people realize there is as much if not more pleasure in giving to others.

I’m not talking about expensive presents, I’m talking about the giving of yourself. There are many different was we can give, and most of them cost us nothing. For example, you can give a compliment to  someone when you see them. Most people like to be told they look good, and that takes only seconds to brighten someones day by complimenting them.

You can give praise to someone for doing something right.Sadly, people are quick to condemn and denounce.  Children in particular need to be given praise for their efforts as well as accomplishments. If no one praise their trying, they’ll quit before ever achieving their goal. People are great at celebrating the victories, but it’s important to give praise for the effort it took to finish the race even if they didn’t win.

Another form of giving that costs nothing is giving of your time, not grudgingly as in “I could be doing this instead,” but wholeheartedly. Yes, this kind of giving isn’t always fun, but I believe what goes around comes around.  If you give of yourself, you’ll get as much in return. Like to bake? Why not share your pleasure by giving cookies to your neighbor? Bringing a box of baked goods to seniors and sharing them with them, can be a wonderful experience.

The last thing you can give is love. With love comes trust and understanding. You have to be willing to give love to receive it. This is the aspect of giving that can hurt, since unrequited love is painful, but you have to be willing to try, so take a chance and give your love freely. After all, what have you got to lose.

Don’t forget to click on the sunflower and visit other G bloggers today.

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About mhsusannematthews

Finally retired after more than 30 years as a teacher! Now, I get to spend my time gardening, enjoying my grandchildren, and writing. I finally completed the number one item in my bucket list and Crimson Romance published my first novel, Fire Angel, in April 2013. Since then I have sold 24 other manuscripts to date and don't plan to quit writing for a long time yet.
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4 Responses to A to Z Challenge: G is for Giving

  1. Petra says:

    I love this and how you have taken giving and not make it about money. I think the art of given has been a little lost in some places. Nice post!

  2. Paula Kaye says:

    I agree with you that it is much better to give! And I think when people give of themselves they are most special

    Smidgen Snippets & Bits

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