It’s a simple question: What do you like to find in your mailbox?
Do you prefer to open your mailbox and find some sort of gift or check that somebody has sent you? Or do you like receive bills telling you that you owe someone else?
The answer is obvious. We would rather find out that we are receiving something than find out that something is demanded of us.
Here’s today’s thought:
When you encounter another person, do they see you as a gift or a bill? Are you coming to give something or get something? Be a gift.When you encounter another person, do they see you as a gift or a bill? Are you coming to give something or get something? Be a gift. Click To Tweet
If you want to put a little more emotion behind your analysis of yourself as bill or check, think about when your phone rings. You answer some people’s calls right away with enthusiasm. You let other people’s calls go to voicemail or you answer them because you feel like you ought to. Is that because one is more like a check and one is more like a bill? I bet it is in many cases.
Be a check in people’s mailbox. Be the kind of person people are glad to hear from because you are there to give… even if your gift is simply cheerfulness.
No matter what you do, you can see it as giving something. Even people who ask for things for a living can flip the switch and see their work as a gift. If you are soliciting donations, you are offering people the gift of meaningful giving. Even if you are a debt collector, you can approach each contact with compassion and see yourself as someone trying to bring the gift of less debt.
When people see you coming, do they see a bill or a check?
You are God’s gift to the world. You can be a gift to anyone in any circumstance.
You are God’s gift to the world! Believe it. Own it. Live it.