Greatest Prison = What Others Think: Wise Words Wednesday
As I have begun my holiday shopping, my concern for the reactions of others has grown to its typical holiday height. Way too big!
Gifts are to be given out of love, not out of fear for what the recipient will say when they receive it. Similarly, our actions should be done out of love, not because of what others will think.
Who cares what others are thinking? Most of the time our fears are nowhere near what is on the minds of those we worry about anyway.
Don’t imprison yourself with fear.
Don’t hold back in your giving because of your insecurities.
Now I can’t guarantee that all gift recipients will receive with joy, or whatever reaction you are expecting, but I can guarantee that giving with an open heart will open your life to tremendous charity and gratitude.
Set yourself free from concerns about the opinions of others. Release yourself from worries about the words and thoughts of others. Liberate your love by giving without reservations and acting without self-doubt.
Who cares what others think? Love enough to share with them anyway.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. Giving gifts is a great way to show you care. Giving without reservations is a great way to show you love.