I rented a house once where the owner had a very nervous dog. Now I love animals, especially dogs, but this one was the most nervous dog I had ever come across. Whenever I tried to stroke it or in fact go anywhere near it, it would turn around and run.
That is until I bought a bunch of dog biscuits home with me one day. Then everything changed.
I was no longer a threat but a source of happiness. The dog understood that I no longer wanted anything from her, but I was there just to give. From that day forward, she used to sit outside
my front door every morning and follow me around everywhere I went.
As for me – I gained a beautiful new friend.
Sometimes, we humans forget we are also animals and are driven by the same forces of nature. When we receive a gift from someone, we follow the same natural instincts as animals. We open up to the giver and regard them as a source of someone who can bring us happiness, rather than someone who wants to harm us and take something of ours away.
Giving is at the root of all real friendships, though many of us have probably never really thought about it.
You see, giving doesn’t necessarily mean money or material possessions as each of us has much more powerful gifts to offer to the people around us.
To learn more, just follow the link below.
If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not
let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way
Buddha – Indian philosopher & religious leader (563 BC – 483 BC)