You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Khalil Gibran


Giving some of our money is difficult, but we can always earn more.

Giving of ourselves is a bigger challenge because it is giving of our personal time.

Giving of our personal time is giving of our lives.

One minute at the time. One hour at the time. One day at the time.

These minutes, these hours and these days will be gone forever.

The image of an hourglass, for me,  is a constant reminder of the brevity of our personal time.

The ticking sound of an old fashion clock.

If you have a lot of money, and you give some away, it is not a big sacrifice.

If you have a lot of time, and you give some away, it is not a big sacrifice.

It is when your money and- or your personal time are limited that it becomes a true gift.


Because you are giving a resource that is valuable for you.

I have met some people who are very generous with their money even when they had little.

I have seen people with very busy schedule giving a lot of their personal time.

In these two examples, we are watching a true giver in action.

Another example…

I have witnessed many times that if you want to get things done quickly, you ask it to someone who is already very busy.

They usually deliver what you need faster than anyone else.

In this last example, they are not only generous, but they are very efficient.

Some of you may think, how can you give of what you don’t have enough?

In this case, I would say the the gift is even more precious and valuable.