Art and the philosophy of life

Give...

When I think of giving I think of good manners, saying please and thank you.  I think of telling someone how much you appreciate them, or what they have done, or what they are doing.  If you like something about someone, even a stranger, tell him/her.  Don’t hold back, give compliments and encouragement freely and often.  Be kind.  Inspire others by telling them that they are doing good/wonderful work.  Never hesitate to give positive feedback.  I think doing/saying things like that is the same as watering flowers…flowers can’t live without it, they wither and die…I think it’s the same for people.

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  1. I totally agree. It brings a bright star into both your life and another’s.

  2. Yes 🙂 Wonderful!!

  3. Wonderful thoughts Gigi. I’m taking your advice…
    Your blog is one that I look forward to reading every day. It’s always a delight. Your writing and your art are unique and thought-provoking, the way good art should be. Thank you for being a such a positive part of my life, even though we’ve never met. 😀

  4. Gigi, I have nominated you for a writing meme . Details over at my place. I forgot to put that if you accept, the posting date is 5th May and your nominees post theirs 12thth May.
    I grew up learning please and thank you. You words are so true. Words of encouragement is a two way street. The giver has been made happy with what they saw or heard and the receiver is happy with acknowledgement. Whilst we are on that subject thank you for your blog, it is always a great and inspiring read. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for this wonderful nomination. I appreciate it so very much. I don’t take part in the awards programs but I consider this nomination an award all by itself. Thank you again for your generosity. 🙂

  5. YES! I make a point to give positive feedback when i’m out and
    about. The reactions are always interesting. So many people are used to only getting negative feedback…it is a big deal to get good. Last week at the grocery store (which i detest going to normally) I had a wonderful trip. Every single employee i encountered was happy, smiling, helpful…well it made the whole thing less of a chore so i sought someone out to let them know. And before i even left the store i heard a manager on the intercom telling the whole staff they had been recognized and job well done. So that was pretty cool.

    • That is such a great story:) I love that you heard him telling everyone over the intercom. That is the best part of all…so everyone got to share in the compliment. Perfect:) Yay…way to go Melanie 🙂 Happy dance:)

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  7. […] ~Morgan~ . . . Beautiful Image found at : Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock Poem Inspired by: Give by Rethinking Life at: https://gigisrantsandraves.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/give-2 […]

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