Thursday, May 15, 2008

Givers and a Word of Thanks

No one has ever become poor by giving.
-Anne Frank

Let's tell ourselves that every day: that no one ever becomes poor by giving. That a life given away - that love, time, energy and money - isn't lost once it's handed over. That a person who lives for himself lives for the most selfish, horrible person there is. We can't forget. Let's not forget.

I've been on the getting end of so much this week. A bouquet of roses and honeysuckle yesterday. (Aren't they gorgeous?) Then Charlotte Lyons sent wool. Grace sent a pricey bottle of champagne - my favorite and definitely NOT on my to-buy list any time soon. And Angie... a faithful reader of this blog... came across a vintage Texas Trivia game while thrifting up north and sent it on down with thoughts and well wishes.

I know it's not possible to give too much, but you all come close. I'm so blessed. Thank you all. Thanks for thinking of me and praying for me and sending your stories and wishes and thoughts and prayers. One day I'll think of way to return the blessings. Until then, please remember: no one ever becomes poor by giving. Thanks muchly. -Brin

12 comments:

christyhulsey said...

love the quote

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I love that quote too, care to share where you find all your great quotes? Brin, we send you love in many forms to say thanks for being you and sharing your life with us, we are blessed by each of your posts! We love you!

Anonymous said...

You receive lovely gifts because you are such a lovely giver of all your gifts!

The Lord blesses those He knows will be a channel to bless others.

And we are all blessed by you, dear Brin.

--G.F.

Mama Lisa said...

what a lovely post about giving. it's so true that it's much better to give than to receive....what a thoughtful gesture, although it is fun to receive a special treat for no reason. lucky duck.

Mim said...

love the quote...good champagne too! enjoy
Mim

Lynne said...

That is very pricey French Champagne. My favorite too, and we have a bottle chilling in the fridge for that "occasion" should it arise.

diana said...

so so true... i need to post a banner with these words... great code to live by

Mayberry Magpie said...

Hi Brin,

Just a note to say you're up on my blog today.

Mayberry Magpie

Shanda said...

Such a beautiful quote and so true. After all you've been through lately, you deserve some pampering. Pop that cork, sit back and enjoy!!!

sparkled*life said...

Wow this is so cool. I just posted a blog about giving to people on my site today also! That is really neat. Love your blog!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

This is bringing a tear to my eye...a very special quote is that one...

Alicia said...

Wow, I really love that quote and its so true. There is so much true joy in giving. God blesses those who are generous, I have been learning this. Its so tempting to hold onto every little bit of money, but really to just give it away becomes a reward in and of itself. By the way, I love your blog!
Blessings!