When we give to others, the act of giving provides an opportunity to look beyond our own world and see the bigger picture. Our lives are richer when we share. Giving from the heart fills our life with joy and nourishes our soul.
Service to others always costs something. Sometimes it is money, sometimes time, sometimes it is our energy. See the price. Pay it anyway. And enjoy the return on investment. Help with no expectation of repayment. You will be repaid with joy.
Like all things that are important to us, we want to also share our joy. Before you can share anything, you have to have it yourself. If you want joy, treat each other with respect and integrity. The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular care for being happy except that they are such. Joy is God’s gift to us.
Our Angels are joyful. When we express genuine affection to a friend, a lover, a parent or a child, we give that person a gift of joy. We become for him or her a spark of light, an angel of love. Sometimes we hold ourselves back, wondering just what the other person may think, worried about being too forward, or overstepping our bounds.
How angelic is the moment when we let go of those restrictions and give an affectionate smile or hug or words of encouragement. At times like this we become angels of joy for our friends.
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