No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
What you give is what you get. Byron Pulsifer
He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. Richard Braunstein
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible to love without giving. John Wesley
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
As base a thing as money often is, yet it can be transmuted into everlasting treasure. It can be converted into food for the hungry and clothing for the poor. It can keep a missionary actively winning lost men to the light of the gospel and thus transmute itself into heavenly values. Any temporal possession can be turned into everlasting wealth. Whatever is given to Christ is immediately touched with immortality. John Wesley
Giving is created by proper respect for others and a desire to give more than you get based on the philosophy that what goes around comes around.
Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellow man, either by a considerable gift or a sum of money or by teaching him a trade or by putting him in the way of business so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand for charity. This is the highest step and summit of charity's golden ladder.
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 in which a present is received and given.
So I would hope they would develop some kind of habit that involves understanding that their life is so full they can afford to give in all kinds of ways to other people. I consider that to be baseline spirituality.
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
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.
What you give may be gone temporarily, but it never leaves your life. Giving brings joy to us and blessing to others.
Joyce Meyer, eat the cookie. . .buy the shoes