Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Transformation from Taker to Giver

--by loverules, posted Jan 19, 2009

I used to be the kind of person who never gave to anyone.  I would take, take, take.  I used to think those people who gave in all the time or were so nice to people were 'weak.'  I came from a very negative environment in my upbringing.  In the last year I have had a BIG wake up call.  I look back and can't believe I used to be the person I was.  Boy, was I wrong.  Those people who I thought were "weak" were, in reality, the luckiest people in the world.  I have only started my new journey! 

Last week I sent gratitude cards to some family members who have inspired me in my life.  I also sponsored a soldier and sent him a letter.  This week I put  some special cards in the mail to some relatives that needed a 'pick me up' or who I was really grateful for.  (I just picked up a bunch of different cards at the store, wasn't sure who to send them to, but it didn't take me long to figure it out.) 

I don't know what has come over me, but I've completely turned around.  I read a couple inspiring books and started meditating.  I can't wait to do the next kind act!!  I say thank you whenever I can and let others know that I appreciate them.  I am so excited!  I would like to do more for complete stangers and I would really like to meet someone who could use my help. 

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Readers Comments

hotcocoa wrote: Great thing you did and to know you are still doing it.

God bless you in all your actions and in your life.

Thanks for sharing.
LOVEBUG wrote: I think that is what we call being born again.
LOAS wrote: Now that you are open to giving opportunities will pop up all around you. Just keep your eyes open and listen to that inner voice. You will know when and what to do/give. :)

Alicia wrote: I am so glad you are able to change. I feel happy for you. Keep on doing you will continue feel better.
Smitha wrote: Yes. May this change from receiver to giver be the biggest blessing that you receive! You, for sure are going to enjoy your life to the fullest from now on. I am happy for you. God bless you! Happy giving :)
tressyanne wrote: Doesnt it feel great when you are the giver! You are so right, we all are not week we are the strong ones and we are the lucky ones. I feel so good when i give. there is no other feeling like it.
Way to go. Sending some smiles your way and hope your day is bright!!!!!!!!
MakeSomeoneSmile wrote: Good for you! Once you get it, you are forever changed in a good way!
JuneBug wrote: Isn't giving fun??? It becomes an addiction after a while....I love making people smile! :]
wayfarer wrote: The weak ones are the ones who hide behind cynicism. This means they never have to take a risk. We take risks on the "Bright Side" but the rewards are wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

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