The Principle Of Reciprocity
God has given us two hands. One to receive with and the other to give with. We are channels made for giving. It is in the act of giving that the channels for receiving are also opened. It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. Giving reduces self-centeredness and makes us more connected to others. Give generously, live joyfully, love abundantly.
"Whenever you feel ‘short’ or in ‘need’ of something, give what you want first and it will come back in buckets. That is true for money, a smile, love, friendship. I know it is often the last thing a person may want to do, but it has always worked for me. I just trust that the principle of reciprocity is true, and I give what I want" [Robert T. Kiyosaki]
"Our sages say "In the measure one metes out to others, so is meted out to him." In the course of our lives we face many situations when we are dependent on the kindness and generosity of others to make it through difficult times. The way we reach out to others when fortune is on our side will often determine how fate will treat us in our moment of need.
Charity is actually a cycle - the gifts that we give to others will eventually return to us. Furthermore, God is acutely tuned in to our small acts of goodness and kindness. Our acts of giving stimulate God's blessings to shower down upon all of us, the giver and the receiver alike." [Chaya Shuchat]