Listen, Feel, Give

Quotes and Notes #108, February 19–Giving

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”–Khalil Gibran, “The Prophet”

When someone we know tells us of their adversity and we don’t know what to say to them, we listen to them and say, “let me know if there’s anything I can do,” not realizing that if we listened totally and completely, we have already done something for them.

One of the best gifts we can give is to listen, to care, and to feel along with whomever we are talking to. This is also a self-serving gift because it takes our thoughts from our own problems, thereby making us feel good in return.

When you share a compliment, a pat on the back, or a smile—it makes a difference and there is never any telling how far that difference will go or what it will accomplish.

Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz

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