A Carol Ryrie Brink quote

29 Dec 2016

Something inspirational:

“The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward.”


In dedication of George Michael

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  1. Tim 29. Dec, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    If I have a weakness, it is to be unselfish. As you know, that doesn’t always work to my advantage, but I wouldn’t deny myself the pleasure of giving.

    • Ilana 29. Dec, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

      Thanks Tim. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being unselfish, that’s how life should go, but you’re right, being unselfish usually doesn’t work to our advantage.

      I too wouldn’t deny myself the pleasure of giving. Giving is the ultimate sacrifice and as long as we don’t neglect ourselves in the process of giving and helping others, I believe it’s the right thing to do.

  2. Brad 30. Dec, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    Great quote. Those that give expecting recognition or reward ought not to give at all.

    Selflessness is a wonderful virtue, unfortunately not often possessed by those in the fortunate position of being able to give the most.

    • Ilana 30. Dec, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

      Yes, I think we go back to the resentment thing. The more we live with resentment, the less we’re capable of giving; even though as you say we may be in a fortunate position to give.

      Although that wasn’t a personal experience of mine, I do know someone close who found it difficult to give, due to emotional issues.

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