As I graciously give and receive, I am blessed with abundant joy.
Gifts of all types are exchanged during the holiday season—store-bought presents, homemade creations, and offerings of time and service. As I prepare what I want to bestow and plan to whom I want to give, the spirit of generosity arises within. This is the greatest present: What appears to be giving is also a process of receiving. I experience generosity again when others share their genuine gifts with me, and I accept them with an open heart. The abundance of the Universe works through this principle of giving and receiving, known as the Law of Circulation. I participate in it through gracious giving and receiving, and I am blessed with abundance and inner joy.
Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.—2 Corinthians 9:7