Month: March 2010

When to Give and When Not to Give

by Dr Angel Adams and Dr Patricia Papciak

“To keep a lamp burning, we have to put oil in it.”
-Mother Teresa

Burning oil lamp

What does generosity mean to you? We all love someone who is a generous person and are repelled by someone who is selfish or stingy. Often a person’s giving nature has little to do with anything of material value but more to do with their attitude and generosity of spirit. We feel the generosity of others when they come to us with a relaxed presence. Their facial expressions and body language make us feel valued and comfortable just being with them. When they speak, there is a gentle quality that relaxes the psychological barriers between people. It is easy to be around this kind of person, easy to open up and we often desire to be more like them. Read more