Are You a Giver or a Taker?

“We make a living by what we got, but we make a life by what we give.”   -Winston Churchill

Leaders give; losers take

…and take, and take.  If you spend your life taking and not giving, you are making the world an obnoxious place to live for us all.  It’s time to stop blaming, take responsibility for yourself and start giving.

Givers can’t wait to show their appreciation for others.  They work hard to give, and give, and give.   They don’t need to be reminded. It’s their lifestyle.  They are constant victors.

Takers live for entitlements.  They constantly look for the loophole to avoid gifting to others.  They are the last to volunteer or to do charitable work.   They expect givers to take care of them…forever.  They aren’t pleasant to be around and rarely have many friends. They are perpetual victims.

The world has enough takers.  Don’t believe me?

If most people were givers, there would be no need for people ringing bells with kettles in front of the store at Christmas. we would give year ’round to the Salvation Army.  If most of us were givers, we wouldn’t need tip calculators.  We would tip graciously and generously.  If most of us were givers, there wouldn’t need to be appeals for blood drives, Habitat for Humanity, school fundraisers, the American/Canadian Humane Society and many, many other charities.  We would give them our support without the need for campaigns to appeal to our hearts.   Our hearts would give generously.

I think you should, too.

Merry Christmas, Happy Channukah and Have a “Different”  New Year!

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1 Response to “Are You a Giver or a Taker?”


  1. 1 Wendy Higgins December 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Great thoughts and one to take into 2011. Giving has a way of making you appreicate your blessings so you can give.


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