you want to give…

Accept the beautiful gift from nature with gratitude and appreciation! Photo courtesy from sis Li Yi

Accept the beautiful gift from nature with gratitude and appreciation! Photo courtesy from sis Li Yi

Sometimes, people might give us souvenirs when they are back from vacation, say, key chain, magnet, local souvenirs and others, perhaps, sometimes you don’t even need the souvenirs, are you going to accept or to reject?

Sometimes, your colleagues or friends might also give you some candies, cakes and other food stuffs, perhaps, sometimes you don’t like the food, are you going to accept or reject?

I heard a story about Dalai Lama, a reporter followed His Holiness Dalai Lama tour to rural area, a lot of people are queuing up to present gifts to His Holiness.

A poor old lady also in the queue, she presented a lady dress to His Holiness and he accepted. The reporter just can’t understand why His Holiness was accepting the gift as obviously, he was not going to wear the lady dress. The reporter asked “Why are you accepting? The poor old lady needs the dress more than you.” The Profound teaching from Dalai Lama, “She wants to give….” The old lady was enjoying the tremendous happiness in life by giving.

When people want to present their precious gift to us, just accept it whether we want or not. Don’t only focus on the gift itself, appreciate the loving kindness, generous, thoughtfulness of the people. That’s the most important value in life. Be gratitude and appreciate when you receive any gifts from others.

Your acceptance will bring tremendous happiness and joy in other’s life. If you don’t need the gifts, you can always give to others who NEED it.

Always remember how happy you are  when others accept your gift.

Do the same to others! Bring Happiness!

 

 

 

 

2 responses to “you want to give…

  1. I use wisdom in gift-making to find the gift that is useful to the target of the gift, I believe to honour another is to find the gift that they benefit from.

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