Jun 02, 2009
Today I am wondering: what, if anything, ought I give back in return? And how much ought I give because it's owed or because I'm grateful? How much should I give because it's karmic fuel or because it just feels good?
And I am wondering: would it be OK to spend years only taking the kindness in, returning nothing more than a thank you?
Photo: Universal Trade Tower from Universal Group, India.
I try to daily record at least 5 things I'm grateful for. Thanks for the challenge to not simply say thank you but to give others the opportunity to express that exact sentiment. Thank you Phil.
Posted by: Melissa | Jun 3, 2009 9:14:49 PM
I too am a recipient of good fortune and kindness, and I don't really give it back. I read about the less fortunate, but I don't claim that that counts for anything.
Posted by: Elrond Hubbard | Jun 15, 2009 12:53:21 PM
You do what you can. Sometimes, we are only in a position to receive. Sometimes, we are in a position to give. Those times will come. Not to squander them is all. Those scales don't function on a zero-sum basis. It's true, the bounty of the universe comes with obligations, but those obligations should not come with guilt. See Gibran on this.
Posted by: Doc | Jun 19, 2009 12:00:30 PM