“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”….. Cuban actress Hada Bejar
Each day brings new chances, opportunities to make a difference in your own or someone else’s life. Opportunities abound daily to test the axiom that it is better to give than to receive. Following the law of 3 Fold Return and the concept of Karma, what is given returns to you in some form. (http://www.examiner.com/article/law-of-physics). When the gift (I refer to it as a gift even though it often is not a physical item but rather an act or word of kindness) is given the memory of the receiver’s reaction, whether it be a silent nod, a shout of glee, a firm handshake, a tearful grin or a warm hug, will remain with you for years, if not a lifetime.
Don’t forget about that ripple effect (http://www.examiner.com/article/start-a-ripple-today) as your act of kindness gets passed down time and time again. I know a couple who, during the holiday season, cashed in their coins at a local grocery store. A gentleman witnessed them doing so and quickly, discreetly, dropped a $20 bill in front of them apparently thinking they were struggling financially and wanted to help. Awe struck at what happened they recovered their senses much too late to even say thank-you. What did they do? Knowing a jobless, single mother of 8 who was without a doubt struggling in all ways, they passed the $20 on to her. The mother wisely used the $20 to pay for several loads of laundry for her children’s clothes. The children’s self-images rose the next day as they proudly, happily wore their clean clothes to school with a smile and a bounce in their step.
A fragrance was left on hands that day. It is a fragrance that cannot be bottled and found on the shelf of your favorite retailer. It is a fragrance that can start with you and one small, simple act. Let’s call it “Eau de Giving”. Pick some up today!