By Maria Pauline ©

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I have always believed you get back what you give, and you give not because of what you'll get back in return. When I do something good I get it back ten fold because the feeling I get out of helping someone or making a difference is truly amazing. You need to give with no ego involved and no expectations. It is such a me me me world and what am I gonna get out of
something. It puts renewed faith in me when I see people helping out just because it's a good cause.

We seen a lot of that happen on 9-11 which was wonderful, but people forget quickly and end up going back to the same old, same old. I don't mean you have to go out and try to save the world, it can be something as simple as holding a door for someone or striking up a conversation in the grocery line with the little old lady that looks like such a lost soul. Just try it for a week I promise you you'll feel so good about yourself.

I think it is a very important thing to teach our children. Most kids are growing up without any real
perception of the sacrifices and effort from where everything came. If something breaks no big deal mom or dad will just get me another one. If we can teach them that giving is just as important as getting something, they will then know the efforts and work involved in what they receive.

I see generosity in so many ways through-out my day and I am truly grateful for it all. I strive for that in my life and my children's as well. I know that being generous is just another way of opening your heart and showing it to the world, and I hope that for all of you.

Love and Light Maria