Here you will find a Collection of Ideas, Images, Meditations, Reflections, and Thoughts – These items resonate with me. I hope they will inspire you. Passion is the path to health. If you find your passion, you find your vitality and you revitalize. Stay on the path!
Inspired by G is for Give More than You Planned To – DALAI LAMA -LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND MAKE IT A MASTERPIECE
The Greatest Investment of All!
We often associate giving with the giving of things or money, but there is so much more to it than this. You can give your love, your time, and you can give of yourself. Consider how valuable these things are.
Think of the times when you have given gifts such as a toy, a sweater, or jewelry. Now compare these to gifts of love and time – how you make someone feel and experiences you share with them. It could be as simple as a compliment or a note of encouragement to brighten someone’s day, or time away with your undivided attention – time without the distractions of cell phones, internet, and television. Giving love and time like this builds character and memories.
And think about how much you give of yourself every single day. What you give is what you get back at least ten-fold. Of course, there are times when you lack motivation and “you’re just not into it”. But it’s important to monitor these times, and not let them become the bulk of your lifetime. “If you are too lazy to plow, don’t expect a harvest.” It’s entirely up to us. Our life depends on the choices we make each and every day, and these choices not only have an effect on you, but many other people too. You can “give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.”
And sure, sometimes you get into a rut, and maybe you dream about the life you want. But “you don’t get what you wish for, you get what your work for.” If you don’t like what is in front of you – change it! “You’ve got what it takes, but it will take everything you’ve got.”
This involves planning and developing a vision. You will have to be determined and persevere – but be prepared because sometimes it won’t be easy. The currency may be your blood, sweat and tears. Are you prepared to give that? And, sometimes it won’t work out. Self-talk helps here: “You didn’t come this far to only come this far.”
Although it’s disappointing, remind yourself there’s always Plan B or C.
Sometimes you will have to go through a storm to appreciate the beauty of a rainbow. And although it’s not easy to find this treasure, it is definitely worth it. Share your talent and let yourself shine. “The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.” This is what will give you joy and inner peace.
So the next time, you’re debating on what to give someone or you’re feeling unmotivated, and don’t feel like giving it all you’ve got – remember “from little seeds grow mighty trees.” To reap these benefits, you’re going to have to invest in the gift of your time. “Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give”