The Joy of Giving

The Joy of Giving

As a certified Coach of the John Maxwell Team, I admire his sentiments regarding the holiday season and the gift of giving.  I wanted to share with you John’s thoughts on Christmas because I highly value his advice on giving, receiving joy, and finding peace.

Happy Holidays!


"With Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy to let the busyness of the season take our focus off of what’s really important.  For me, one of my favorite parts is the opportunity to give generously to the people I love.  I make it my goal to keep my focus on [the] spirit of giving throughout the season. It helps me keep the parties and preparations in perspective, so I can truly experience the joy of giving.

The gifts themselves don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. The heart of the giver is much more important than the contents of the gift box. When I give from the heart, I receive much in joy. I believe it truly is “more blessed to give than to receive.”

"Here are some of my favorite quotes on giving. I hope they help you focus on giving with love to the people in your life." (John Maxwell)

“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
~ Maya Angelou