Sharing is a childhood basic that should never be forgotten.
As kindergartners we were taught to share with everyone.
As we get older we think accumulating is better than sharing.
When we share of our abundance with others we tend to, paradoxically, have more.
Jon Huntsman has discovered the joy of sharing his wealth.
He has learned the immense joy it is to lovingly share with others to cure cancer.
We seem to discover our own worth when we share with someone.
One of the highlights in my life was an opportunity I had to share
my time with some teenage young men. I spent time with them as a
basketball coach as well as a friend. We ate pizza, played darts, and
watched movies as we shared stories and built memories. Whenever
I talk to these young men (now adults) I come away with a big smile
and a feeling of peace.
I have gained much more than I shared with them.
What can we share as adults?
- Our knowledge. Blog, keep a journal, give a life-changing talk.
When I was 9 years old I started keeping a daily journal.
Whenever I read old entries I find numerous ways
that I have improved and many more ideas for future improvement.
Hopefully my journals will help my posterity too as they glean
teachings from my life.
- Our time. Listen to those who want your time.
Recently my Dad called me during the middle of a work day just to talk.
We chatted for 35 minutes. During the call he gleefully
shared an experience about giving an antique toy to his grandson.
- Our talents. Teach someone what you already know.
Last week my daughter used her talent to sew a button on my suit.
By sharing her skills she undoubtedly is gaining more skill for herself.
Share because it's the right thing to do.
Share to become (and have) more.
Share to lighten others load.
What experiences have you had with sharing?
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