As a kid and up until my twenties I didn’t realize the power of sharing. In fact I’d go so far as to say that I would take every opportunity not to share. I didn’t realize that the reason I wouldn’t share is because I had a scarcity mindset, to me sharing meant that I would have less. What I’ve learned since is that sharing is powerful. Sharing is saying, sure go ahead and take some of mine because I know that I can always get more.

Now some of you might say that logically if you give away a piece of something you have then technically you will have less and technically you are right. However, that piece that you give away can be considered your investment in humanity. Also, there are many different ways that you can share of yourself that might not make you feel as though you now have less.

You can share your time by volunteering or joining a non-profit.

You can share your knowledge, thoughts and ideas by teaching or mentoring.

You can share food by donating to charity.

You can make things and give them a way.

You can donate blood.

There are so many aspects of your life that you can choose to share from. Find one the works for you and try it. I can almost guarantee that you’ll feel happier after you do.

“God has given us two hands – one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing.”- Billy Graham