The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.
- Proverbs 11 : 24 – 25 (The Message translation)
This quote from Proverbs on generosity is just one of many quotes from the Bible on this topic. The premise is the following: if you give to others, you will receive back more in return than you have given. This is equally true in all areas of life (in faith, family, work) and it is not constrained to money or goods. Give your time. Give your advice. Give as you are able!
Giving leads to receiving – and generosity leads to happiness. You will read this theme repeatedly in the Bible, but you will also find it in business books, studies on happiness, and in advice from business leaders.
Ponder this for a while today – think of what you have to give. My suggestion? Start by giving some time to your family, your spouse, or your friends today – get outside and play with your kids! That is always something that gives back!
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