Honestly speaking, giving makes me feel a lot better than receiving. It is not too often that I give away stuffs but expect that when I give something, it is from the bottom of my heart. And in those seldom occasions that I do, I always get something really amazing in return. It just comes back tenfold it's so magical and humbling!
Just recently, I gave away a bunch of *slightly* used and unused clothes and vitamins to someone in our building and unexpectedly, I got these in return:
These are plane tickets to Cebu which were given by my boss - one for me and for my twin friends. What's more, we have free accommodation at Waterfront Hotel and Casino during our 3-day stay!The Nokia E61i is a gift, as posted earlier.
A few days ago, Tita Jovy's balikbayan friend (Tita Lisa) gave me a Coach bag as pasalubong.
So it always pays to give - although that should not be the reason for doing it. It’s the law of reciprocity – what comes around goes around but not necessarily from the same people who you gave to. Always give more than you receive to receive more than you give. Recognize the cycle of the universe that says that in order to make room for more, we have to let go of some of what we have.
Give it a try.