Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Law of Generosity

Every new mom knows what it feels like to give and give a little more. It is the stage of no sleep and feedings. It is a season. All seasons change and they grow up. The giving of yourself to a baby, that can’t give much back to you, creates a magical bond that carries you both through the ups and downs of those teenage years.

This concept is what I like to call the law of generosity. Simply stated, you can’t keep what you don’t give away.

Elbert Hubbard, ”Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.”

I don’t think that the law of generosity only applies to the currency of love. If we think about time, money or talents they also will increase in capacity as we share them. When we break a law the opposite is also true. Hold tight and hide away your love and talents they seem to shrivel and disappear. Our hearts seem to increase in size with the addition of a new baby and thus our capacity to love multiplies. The same principle will apply to our time and money?

Read the rest of the post by Soul Essentials Director- Ganel-Lyn Condie here.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this post especially the quote by Hubbard. Powerful concept. Thanks.