Category Archives: giving

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.


Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. – Lao Tzu What does that mean? Many aspects of our life and our actions are linked. This quote describes how kindness impacts our lives in … Continue reading

Posted in confidence, creativity, giving, gratitude, kindness, love | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.


Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. – Henry Ford What does that mean? This quote is about giving, or being charitable. We generally like to give to those less fortunate, … Continue reading

Posted in giving, gratitude, help, knowledge, sharing, time | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Give what you can, share what you have, and receive the love and kindness returned with a open heart, a smile and a kind word.


Give what you can, share what you have, and receive the love and kindness returned with a open heart, a smile and a kind word. – Mala Shah What does that mean? This appears to be an original quote from MDS, but … Continue reading

Posted in caring, giving, humility, kindness, love, sharing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.


Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. What does that mean? This quote is about the difference between giving and getting. As kids, I imagine most of us liked one … Continue reading

Posted in common sense, giving, happiness, help, motivation, setting an example | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single one, and its life will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Thousands of candles can be lit from a single one, and its life will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. – Buddha What does that mean? This quote reminds us that there are two kinds of things in … Continue reading

Posted in friendship, giving, happiness, setting an example, sharing | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill.


Don’t bring your need to the marketplace, bring your skill. – Jim Rohn What does that mean? There is a longer version of this quote (see confirmation section at the bottom of the post), but for the purposes of this post, I … Continue reading

Posted in accomplishment, contribution, giving, reflection, service, weakness | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.


In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person. – Margaret Anderson What does that mean? To me, this quote is a classic description of selfless love compared to selfish love. Or … Continue reading

Posted in caring, giving, happiness, love, motivation, self knowledge | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments