Thought you might like this classic by O. Henry…
Giving that comes straight from the heart,
with no thought of what you’ll get in return.
Isn’t that where our hearts should be?
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart,
not reluctantly, or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
As October’s *ahem* 31Days project is stretching out toward Thanksgiving and Christmas, the time of the year when we think most about giving and hospitality, I’m praying that the “giving from the heart” principle will firmly plant itself in mine. I think it will make a huge difference in planning and shopping for the holidays. When we forget self, and think only of others, it really changes our perspective. What a great way to Take Joy!
And in the spirit of giving…
A Take Joy! Giveaway!
To make the button for the Take Joy! series, I actually did a
papercutting for the base artwork, and added the words in PhotoShop.
We just finished framing it…
… And we think it needs to go to one of your homes!
Post a comment on this post to be included in the Giveaway!
We’ll do a drawing from all the names, and the winner
will be announced on Day 31 of the Take Joy! series!
You’ll have to pay attention, because I’m not sure of the actual date of that post!