17.20 A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return. – The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 17)
Why do we give? We give because we want the recipient to love us and appreciate us. God first gave of herself and when we’re attuned to her we’re compelled to give as well. A gift lands softly in its spot when it’s enrobed in love and fulfills the true needs of the receiver. Such a giver requires nothing in return.
the finest gift
A gift of true understanding and of loved filled service to another is the most we can ever give. Most people are crying out to be understood, to be heard. No one can ever be in our shoes so we’re desperate to be appreciated for what we are. A nonjudgmental gift of true listening, one that overflows with love is the finest gift possible.
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM a giver of love and appreciation.
Recommendation: The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Juan Mascaro