The benefits of giving are eternal

Many people strive during their lives to add zeroes to their net worth. However, they fail to reflect that in life we all start with a zero and end with a zero. We come into this world with nothing and depart with nothing.

One of my friends, Naz, asked her mother just before she passed on, “How would you live your life differently if you had to start again?” Her mother replied, without hesitation, “I would serve twice as much.” As Khalil Gibran says in The Prophet, “Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors.”

When you die, you do not take what you have, you take the blessings accrued from what you gave.

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