Your Greatest Gift

By Louise Sukle
Editor & Publisher
Woman Newspapers

What does giving of yourself truly mean? Giving of our possessions is easy to understand: We part with our stuff. The exchange can be really easy, but empty because it’s missing a depth of relating. 

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
— Kahlil Gibran

We are born to connect. Yet research shows that one in four Americans have no one they feel close enough with to share personal matters. 

You and I are sitting on a treasure trove. The simplest gift to give is to be with a person 100%. Listening has become a rare experience. When was the last time you felt you had another’s undivided attention? 

In the details of our days, it’s easy to forget the truth that giving of yourself, at its essence, is precious. And you always have what it takes to give of yourself.  In every situation, there is something valuable and positive you can offer.

When you give of yourself, you make a difference in the way only you can.