“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
Do you find that you love to give, you’re very generous - but it's more difficult to accept generosity from others? Deepak Chopra in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, teaches us about the law of giving (and receiving). It's not just about giving; it's about receiving as well, in order to keep the flow going. If you can't receive, you are stopping the flow of someone giving.
Being able to accept someone else’s generosity is equally important to being generous to others. Do you allow others to help you, or give to you? How do you feel when someone gives you a gift? Do you instantly feel badly because you feel you don't deserve it or you didn’t get them something?
Christmas is a great time to remember the real meaning of giving and receiving. The next time someone gives you a gift, whether it's something wrapped up for Christmas, or something more simple like a smile, a compliment, or some help - be open to receive it. Keep the positive energy flowing. Practice accepting it with a smile and a thank you - gratitude is the best gift you can give back.