Spirit of Giving

Do you have the spirit of giving. If we all had more of this spirit what a better place this world would be. These poems and quotes will remind you of the good you can do in this world by giving just a bit more.

Think about the times when you received something, someone gave you something. And then think about the times where you have given someone else something. It is a much more rewarding experience to give than to receive.


When You Give

Poet: Margaret Gordon Kuhlman

If you find that life is flat,
Full of this, with none of that,
Try giving!

Introspection makes it flatter;
A few more years - what will it matter?
Try giving!

If the world is dark and bitter;
Things all tend to make a quitter-
Try giving!

Forget yourself in helping others;
Know that all men are your brothers,
You will see then life is sweeter
Than you thought, and far completer -
When you give!


Did You?
Poet Unknown

Did you give him a lift? He's a brother of man.
And bearing about all the burden he can.

Did you give him a smile? He was downcast and blue.
And a smile would have helped him to battle it through.

Did you give him your hand? He was slipping down hill,
And the world, so I fancied, was using him ill.

Did you give him a word? Did you show him the road,
Or did you just let him go on with his load?

Did you ask what it was-why the quivering lip?
Why the half suppressed sob, and the scalding tears drip?

Were you a brother of his when the time came of need?
Do you know what it means to be losing the fight?

When a lift just in time, might set everything right?
Do you know what it means-just the clasp of a hand?

When a man's borne about all a man ought to stand?

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Giving Quotes

A helping hand was given to me At a time when I felt I couldn't see
Catherine Pulsifer, Given To Me
Helping Hands



Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.
Jim Rohn
Short Inspirational Quotes



Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Life Choices



By giving your possessions away, you're not only simplifying your life, but you are helping those who need what you have.
Kathy Stanton, Cutting Back And Loving It
Quotes About Helping Others



. . . recognize your own privilege and the amazing opportunity that comes with it for each of us to impact the lives of people in our communities and around the world and our own through giving.
Kelsey Timmerman, Where Am I Giving
Community Quotes



You can’t have a perfect day without doing something for someone who’ll never be able to repay you.
John Wooden
Good Morning Quotes



Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.
Ben Carson
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