Sunday, November 9, 2014

SHARING YOUR GIFTS

Most folks think of a gift as some kind of material assets being shared with another. I have even talked with some who have declared that they have nothing to give another as a gift. And to that I say horse feathers! All of us have plenty of gifts that we can share if we but take a moment to realize that our lives are full of gifts. Gifts that are given to us by the Universe with no strings attached. But the Universe, in It's infinite wisdom, will stop giving us those gifts unless we share them with others. I was looking at a book this evening titled The Art of Living by Wilferd A. Peterson and would like to share with you the following paragraphs from this work. I quote: In gratitude for God's gift of life to us we should share that gift with others. The art of giving encompasses many areas. It is an outgoing, overflowing way of life.
Basically we give what we are. "The thoughts you think," wrote Maeterlinck, "will irradiate you as though you are a transparent vase."
The gift of things are never as precious as the gifts of thought.
 Emerson said it well: "Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of thyself."
We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the heart; love, kindness, joy, understanding, sympathy, tolerance, forgiveness.....
We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the mind: ideas, dreams, purposes, ideals, principles,, plans, inventions, projects, poetry.......
We give of ourselves when we give gifts of the spirit: prayer, vision, beauty, aspiration, peace, faith...
We give of ourselves when we give the gifts of time; when we are minute builders of more abundant living for others......
We give of ourselves when we give the gift of words; encouragement, inspiration, guidance,......
We should give of ourselves with the radiant warmth of sunshine and the glow of an open fire.
We should give our community a good man(woman).
We should give our home a devoted husband(wife) and father(mother)
We should give our country a loyal citizen.
We should give our world a lift toward that one far-off divine event toward which all creation moves.
 The finest gift a man can give to his age and time is the gift of a constructive and creative life.

Personally I feel we all should strive to be the very best human being we possibly can. In this world of illusion and misunderstanding I truly believe that by realizing we are all in essence pure Divine love and that we are all connected to one another by this Divine Love that this is when our search for enlightenment has at last reached that One Path that leads us all back to the ONE. I would hope that each of you have already discovered all the gifts that you possess and that you are sharing them with all of us daily. May your light always shine brightly! Do a good deed today so you can be a little more free tomorrow!

10 comments:

deepian said...

Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you Ron for reminding us that the real giving is that of good wishes for others. Love is the perfect gift.

Christopher Dos Santos said...

Namaste brother, fine post here, especially coming from one who is so very liberal with his own gifting. Thanks, as always, for sharing love, joy and kindness with us all.

In Lak' ech brother Ron, prosper with gifts.... live with unity....

captron52 said...

Thanks for the visit Ian. I appreciate the kind words.

captron52 said...

Hello Christopher Thanks for stopping by and for the warm words. May we all live in unity!

passages said...

Ive tried to instill this in my children the greatist gifts of all our yourselves, love, compassion,hope, dreams...at times i wonder if this message is getting through http://segassap.blogspot.com/

captron52 said...

Hi Passages. Thanks for stopping by. I would think that the things you teach your kids do I indeed get through to them. Sometimes it just takes time before one can see positive results from what they teach others. I just bet your kids have turned out to be really great human beings!

Silentwhisper1 said...

Sending love from BC to you and you're family dear friend~ As always your so insightful.
And children do- emulate what they see in their peers.All the small talk in the car to and fro with the kid's pays off in conversation they have wth you in the future.Quietly I've witnessed such happenings and smile~xo

captron52 said...

Thank you Dee for the visit. As always the best to you and that beautiful family of yours!

Eva Prokop said...

Hey Ron! Good reminder of the 'real gifts' as the christmas shopping season is in full swing...along with all the stress that comes around every December. I agree with what you're saying, I just don't know how well it will go over if I give the grandkids a portion of myself this year. They want video games. lol! If not for them I would definitely opt out of the whole christmas thing...too much stress and too much importance placed on that one day. Sorry Ron, I know that wasn't exactly your topic, but I think it would be a lot better if people used your examples of gifts and forgot about all the trinkets.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

captron52 said...

Hello Eve I know what you mean about the kids. As I see it children are given a free pass about xmas since all they have ever seen is all the ways we have been brain washed to buy, buy, buy, at xmas. But for the adults now I don't see anything wrong with buying gifts if that is truly what one wants to do. But the entire Spirit of xmas has been about lost due to the merchandisers comeons. Now if we would just learn to share our love instead of worrying about gifts then we would be back on track. Thanks Eve for stopping by and sharing your views with us. The very best to you and yours as always.