As I have studied personal prosperity over the course of the last 15 years two principles seem to dominant the lives of the super wealthy: Tithes & Charity. I had always thought of charity as the things we are able to give or contribute to the less fortunate but recently I read an article that explained it in a whole different light. This is what it said:
“Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again. It makes the thought of putting others down repulsive.
Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.”
I agree! May we all begin to seek charity as we seek prosperity!
Onward & Upward My Friends, Lisa