A Story of Giving

Hi guys,

My friend Ron, the blogger behind Organic Truths, just shared a nice blog post and story with me about giving to someone else, while expecting nothing in return.

If you get a moment, please check out his post Blues in the Garden, and his blog too! It’s a very inspirational story.

So dear readers, when was a time you enjoyed giving to someone without expecting anything in return?

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47 Responses to A Story of Giving

  1. mckarlie says:

    I just wrote a post about paying it forward to help depression, it’s amazing how refocusing from our own pain to someone else and doing something kind can lift one’s spirits 🙂

  2. I find that when I am giving my time, energy, or maybe all I have is a big smile for someone, it helps me not to focus on my anxieties and I find peace. As Jesus said, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” Just imagine that….way back then he encouraged us to give freely because he knew the result it would have on all involved. So give freely!

  3. milambc says:

    I find it rewarding in and of itself to help someone without expectation of anything in return. Honestly, it just feels good to do and if you can do it anonymously, there’s something rewarding about that as well.

    For instance, and it’s nothing major or whatnot, but my best friend is moving to a new place this coming week, so I went over to his old place to help him clean it up. I probably spent a good eight hours between the two days scrubbing the floors, the walls, the refrigerator, the counters and even the sink and toilet in the bathroom. Additionally, there was help with moving furniture and so forth. After each day, I bought him and his girlfriend dinner. It just felt good to help them and carry some of that burden of a move for them.

  4. Chava Gal-Or says:

    Over the last few weeks, I have tried to actively engage in giving. On Friday, a colleague wrote on Facebook that she left the house without her purse and with an empty tank of gas. I told her to pull into the nearest gas tank and I put some gas in her card. She said she would pay me, I told her no need, she could pay it forward.

    I have no extra money to spare in my life, but I have done this a bunch of times lately and it feels really good to just give. . . .

  5. Carolyn says:

    I nominated you for a blog award! I just put the post up.

  6. btg5885 says:

    Very pertinent and prescriptive advice. Thanks for sharing, BTG

  7. steelballoon says:

    I don’t think I have ever done anything nice for anyone without expecting something in return… I’m not sure why, but I feel like the cynic inside of my always wins and I believe that in this world it’s every man/woman for himself/herself…

  8. potretbikers says:

    Nice news….. 😀

  9. pintopromise says:

    A year ago, a friend was having some financial problems so I anonymously gave them some money. But I also enjoy cooking meals for my fellow college students and helping them feel at home, especially since it’s so easy to become homesick when its your first year of college or around the holidays.

  10. michaelmulholland says:

    The gift of giving is its own reward, it’s blessing…

  11. warmsunshine says:

    What a sweet story! Giving sure does feel good, and you never know how you will impact someone’s life. Awesome!

  12. I try everyday to say something nice to someone, compliment them, inspire them, make them happy. If I see folk on the street looking at a map, I ask them if they are lost & guide them on their way if I can. I buy my parents weekly treats to have with their cup of tea. Sometimes it is the little things that mean so much… Thank you for your post 🙂

  13. I like very much to give to people. I give them my time, my energy, my skills, never expecting anything back, but always afraid to offend. I am a bad receiver of gifts as I end up feeling obligated. I’d much rather give than receive, it brings me much more pleasure.

  14. Pulelehua says:

    I feel like I do this daily. I get lots of satisfaction GIVING to others or helping in anyway I can without expecting anything in return. Being of service, Lovely feeling!

  15. Bee says:

    Please accept this ward nomination for continue support http://barbmca.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/loyal-reader-award/

  16. glaxforio18 says:

    “Blues in The Garden,” what a nice story. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Benjamin 0 says:

    I read somewhere, that there are 28 different types of giving, and my favorite harmonizes with your article: blind gifts!!! Giving to someone you don’t know, and might never meet. Clean fun! Good show!

  18. 1annecasey says:

    Funnily enough, I just posted today about how much you gain from giving freely of yourself, and the ‘multiplier effect’ when people do this. Then I saw your post here and thought ‘Ooh, there must be something in the air!’. Here’s to the greater good! : ))

  19. I believe giving is so awesome, it’s an unspeakable joy that I get when I do it. When I go through drive thru, I love paying for the person behind me. I enjoy it more, because I’m disabled, and have Parkinson’s disease. So while I can, I give and pay it forward. Life is short, but giving lasts forever.

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