Steve Goodier Wisdom: Give For the Joy of It!
In this inspirational article, master storyteller, Steve Goodier, shares a key piece of life wisdom about giving. Enjoy!
You may have learned the importance of saving money. And you may have learned how to spend it wisely. But, have you learned the value of giving some of it away? Sharing is an important part of a whole and happy life. And it is a practice that can give back great joy and satisfaction as you make it a part of your regular routine.
I like the story of the chicken and the pig. A chicken and a pig were walking down a street when they spotted a colorful billboard depicting a breakfast plate of eggs and bacon. The chicken stopped to admire the advertisement and said proudly to the pig: “Doesn’t that picture make you happy? Doesn’t it feel good to be able to give to folks that way?”
The pig replied: “Well, yes, but…for you it’s a contribution. For me — it’s total commitment!”
There is a line somewhere between a contribution and commitment. A contribution is made out of obligation, but a voluntary commitment is made out of joy. And when we give out of joy, we feel good!
If you have not yet discovered the value of volunteer giving, try it! You will be pleasantly surprised at how good it can make you feel. And if you wonder about how much you should give away…well, how good do you want to feel?
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