The Joy of Giving

“It’s not how much money you make but what you become from it is important”.

Have you ever wondered why people like Warren Buffet and Bill gates have decided to give away a big part of their wealth to charity or why so many NGOs are doing their work smoothly and why still new NGOs are opening everywhere? The only reason behind this is people feel happy when they give or when they donate. 

Almost everybody must have felt this joy of giving in their life. Sometimes it makes you feel like top of the world when the people to whom you have donate gives blessings to you. After all what we are going to take with us when we will leave this world is not wealth, it is those blessings which we earned by doing good work.

“ There is enough for everybody’s need, but not enough for anybody’s greed”  – Mahatma Gandhi.

Many times I discussed the topic of giving or charity and most of the time I get answers such as we don’t have time or we don’t have money. The real truth is that they don’t have heart to understand the importance of it. We feel that if we do charity then we might be short of money. Actually this kind of thinking comes from very narrow mind. If we cannot give that mean we are already short of it. Giving away makes you feel that you have more. Many people argue that why should we help someone, they should manage on their own. I feel that we should look at this as an opportunity given by god to do some spiritual work. Entire life we struggle to make this life good but charity help us in making our current as well as next life good. You might say that who knows about next life. You are right, therefore do some good work and relax that those good works will help you in your next life. I guarantee you that giving away small part of your income will give you more happiness then buying some unwanted stuffs. Those blessing will give you more peace because it comes from true heart. Their prayer directly reaches to god.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa

Donating money does not always means that you have to give big amount. We should be donating according to our capacity. There is no minimum or maximum limits to it, but make sure that you are happy for whatever you are giving. It should not feel like a sacrifice. Many NGOs help thousands of children but when they contact you they ask to sponsor only one or two children. You can decide that you want to donate some part of your monthly income. Just the way you do your financial planning to achieve your personal goals, you can do charity planning for your spiritual goals.

“Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.” Mother Teresa

When I am talking about giving I am not only looking at money. Many people misunderstand that giving is always related to the money, but that’s not complete true. Mother Teresa is the best example of that. She didn’t give lots of money but she gave lots of love which is more valuable than money. When I visit old age home they don’t bless me for how much I have donated but they just bless me for going there and sharing some love with them. They are in their last stage of life and all they want is some care and love. Same as orphanage home, children like things you give them but they also want love from you. I believe that we have true knowledge only when we are kids or when we are old. In the childhood we don’t care much of money but when we grow up we start giving more importance to it and again when we become old, we realize the truth that money can’t buy love. If you can’t give money then just give your love. The more love you give, the more love you get.

We don’t need to get link with many NGOs but one or two should be enough. Give your money and love to those needy people and god will bless you.

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