Friday, September 8, 2017


Howdy folks! 

I could write a book on this subject (but I won't now), filled with numerous examples of being a giving person, only to be royally unappreciated, to put it mildly. For thinking with my heart and giving to others, whether helping them or the actual giving of something to them, I have experienced receiving both gratitude and appreciation AND the exact opposite as well. True giving or selfless giving is expecting nothing in return. But this also includes, with giving one doesn't expect to be crapped on, used and abused, kicked to the curb, have their character assassinated, bullied, belittled, ostracised, etc., either.

When you experience such unappreciative behaviour, you almost regret helping/giving to the receiving party or parties but then you realise there's no wrong in selfless giving. If there's any wrong to be done, it can only be on the receiving end, should the receiver(s) be unappreciative and abusive in return. When we give/help selflessly, this reflects well on/for us. If on the receiving end, however, the receiver treats the giver badly, it's a bad reflection on them and them ONLY.

One of the quotes I've authored, "Giving is the joy of living", is a favourite of mine for good reason. When we give to others, when we help others, the feeling inside is indescribable. By gifting others we gift ourselves inadvertently because we feel a sense of value, of self worth, about ourselves when we give to and/or help others. Everyone needs to and should feel and know they have value. Everyone does have something to contribute, to add that's positive and beneficial, but it's up to the individual as to whether or not they add OR they instead, subtract. Humility promotes giving. Ego promotes taking. 

"Givers Vs Takers"
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One can be a giver, give with all they can give;
In others' times of need, help them to better live.
But when the tables are turned, the giver is in need,
Those who the giver helped are likely not to heed.

So often it is said, "What you give you will receive",
But this is rarely true; it's not a saying to believe.
Gratefulness for giving's short lived, quickly fades away,
While memories of one's lesser traits linger on and stay.

When you can serve one's purpose, you'll then splendid be,
But when you can no longer do so, you'll be forgotten history.
Memories don't last in regards to good deeds one has done,
But one's shortcomings, remembered always is each and every one.

The world is full of takers looking to receive,
Ready, willing, able from givers to retrieve.
But the world of givers is in very short supply
And when a giver needs, takers pass them by.

Is it any wonder our world is in such a state,
When taking's automatic but giving needs debate?
Materialistic possessions, one's character, they define,
While integrity is lost from our character's design.

What happened to the saying. "One hand washes the other"?
Aren't we all supposed to be helping one another?
Why do we share so much about all the sentiment
Involving human values when none of it is meant?

We humans talk a good game, but all it is, is talk
When so few actually are walking their talk's walk.
Humanity has become so fake and superficial.
Real is rebuked and replaced with artificial.

One can be a giver, give with all they've got,
But when the giver needs, takers budge not
To lend a helping hand, to even a finger, lift;
Are glad to accept but stingy with the giving gift.

"Giving is the joy of living", this I still believe
Even though a foreign concept many can't perceive.
But givers are a dying breed while takers populate
More and more the masses to more taking, generate.

Those who have the least, generally give the most,
While the biggest takers of their possessions, boast.
The more people have, the more they desire,
And giving becomes less as more they acquire.

The more a person has, the more they want and will take,
Even if it means from those who so little earnings make.
As money and possessions become their inner drive,
Greed infects their heart, where compassion cannot thrive.

Givers number less; takers number more.
As the scale keeps tipping in favour for
The takers, they’ll eventually possess and own
A greedy world of taking to be for takers all alone.

💗 Have a blessed day! 💗
Poem/art by Artsieladie /Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly 
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