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Jun 02, 2009

Universal Trade

Universal Trade Tower, Gurgaon India
Yesterday I was basking in the kindness of the universe.  I know I've got it good, and some days I'm extra thankful.

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.

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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