Giving and Receiving Week 4-MKMMA

It is in “Giving” that we “Receive”

My parents knew this and taught me this through thier beliefs.

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My Mother said to me “give me flowers while I’m alive and can enjoy them” and that’s what I did for many years. Whether it be a small planted flower, a bouquet or an expensive planter full of flowers. She appreciated them and it made me feel happy to see her have those moments of joy.

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My son Jimmy and I had a private money situation. He’d ask me for a few bucks, I’d help him out. Then at some point that day it would somehow, someway comeback threefold. We would talk about this on the phone or when I saw him we would laugh.

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I’ve always felt that part of what I earn was to give away. Most of the time this was done without a word or thought of getting anything except the inner feeling that I helped someone in need.
The nicest compliment anyone has ever given me in my life was from my Sister Lisa (my little Lee Lee).
She said that I was the most Jesus-like person she knew.
I was like “Huh?” As she went on to explain all the different kind of friends I had, all the times I forgave those who hurt me etc.
When I can give of myself to those in need it is actually me who is receiving the most.

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When someone says “I have no friends” I say “then be a friend”.
When someone says “I can’t find a job” I say “then go Volunteer”.

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Well, this has been my favorite week so far.

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