The Power of Giving

by Dr. Regina Campbell

Giving“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”  Winston S. Churchill

Giving is a gift and a powerful thing one can do. When you have a giving heart you open yourself up for amazing things to happen in your life. Giving is about being the pipeline for someone else. It is about helping others out when needed. We live in a world where people are so concerned with themselves and what they can get. People are not generally concerned with others and their needs. I believe when you give you receive more in return. You can give in many ways; you can give of your time by volunteering, you can give to someone a listening ear or you can give with using your hands to help someone. The best time to focus on giving is when you are discouraged or have been hurt. For example if you have experienced a lost or a broken heart I encourage you to find a place where you can volunteer. Find opportunities where you can encourage someone else and you will find yourself feeling better and becoming healed simultaneously.  If you are insecure or easily jealous then it will be difficult for you to be a giver. Giving is about being secured in who you are and then you will be able to freely give. In addition don’t focus on what you’ve lost but focus on what you can give and when you give you will be healed. If you only want what people can give you and not what you can give them you’ll always be empty. Givers receive joy and inner peace from knowing they helped someone. Be a giver and not a taker givers are amazing people with abundant blessings.