You Get What You Give.

I was reading a book on Business Coaching by Steve Chandler and Sam Beckford, and they were discussing the importances of giving value to your clients and customers. I can’t recall reading a book on personal growth or business success that does not express the importance of giving.

I was going to write a fine post on the importance of giving and the benefits you get back, but instead I will let the quotes of theses wise people speak for me.

Have a Magnificent Day.

Albert Einstein:

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

Anne Frank:

No one has ever become poor by giving.
Elbert Hubbard:The love we give away is the only love we keep.

John D. Rockefeller Jr.:

Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.

Maya Angelou:

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

Pamela Glenconner:

Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how
to get it, to give it lovingly and well. Unless a character possesses
this talent there is no moment more annihilating to ease than that inwhich a present is received and given.

There is a wonderful mythical law of
nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness,
freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them
to someone else.

– Peyton Conway March

Thornton Wilder:

Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.

Winston Churchill:

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

“If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.”
-Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama

“Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
-Jim Rohn

Life is an echo — what you send out
comes back.

– Unknown

He who allows his day to pass by without
practicing generblacksmith’s bellows — he breathes but does not live.

– Sanskrit Proverb

No person was ever honored for what
he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

– Calvin Coolidge

I don’t know what your destiny will
be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will
be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.

– Albert Schweitzer

If you want happiness for an hour, take
a nap.

If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

– Chinese proverb

A single act of kindness throws out
roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new
trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that
it makes them kind themselves.

– Lawrence G. Lovasik

Giving opens the way for receiving.

– Florence Scovel Shinn

“Material treasures will serve us for a time and fade away. It is
sharing ourselves and our time that creates authentic value; it
enriches life with lasting expressions of gratitude and indelible
memories. Giving opens our spiritual eyes to the many small blessings
before us each moment.”
— Steve Brunkhorst

“The life of a high achiever is one of give-and-receive. We receive
that which we are willing to first give out. Therefore, to grow and
achieve we must first be willing to help others grow and achieve, and,
in so doing, the light of reciprocal achievement will brightly shine
upon us.”
— Greg Werner, Strength & Conditioning Coach

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
— Kahlil Gibran, philosopher

“Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by
opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of
— Barbara Bush

“Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you’d expect.”
— Robert Half

“Trying to get without first giving is as fruitless as trying to reap without having sown.”
— Napoleon Hill

“You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.”
— Zig Ziglar

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