Each of us has unique way of sharing something with others. God has given us two hands: one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not something made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.

I was inspired by the article written by Dr. Bhawna Gautam that giving is a beautiful way of connecting with people. She encourages us to give with pure intention without expectation. She believes that this connection becomes meaningful when the intentions for giving are pure and expectations are none; that when we offer our help or support to someone especially in the greatest time of need, people can feel it deep in their heart.

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. Denis Waitley

 I have learned that love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. It is part of the healing process to share with other people who care because there are two ways of spreading light: to the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

 In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures, for in the dew of little things the heart finds it in the morning and is refreshed.   

Social media is called social media for a reason. It lends itself to sharing rather than horn-tooting. Margaret Atwood

I have also learned to share through writing. It is part of my human desire to want to share things, thoughts, ideas, opinions in order to inform, inspire, encourage and motivate others,  although many us use it to blow their horn or to brag.

 Heartfelt connection is always deep but if someone realizes that the act of giving had a motive or personal interest, the heartbreak is also felt deep within. Giving is only worth when we don’t see it as a favor but as an act of kindness because we feel for those who are in need. Let us give generously with love and joy. If we want to make a true difference, we have to give with a sincere heart.

By Tim Pedrosa