Saturday, March 25, 2017

Giving Brings Joy

Tomorrow we leave for a 2-week vacation. I've given away a dozen pots of blooming tulips. Now 3 amaryllis are budding, so it would be nice to find homestays for them so that someone else can enjoy their blooms while we are away.

Giving flowers is a form of generosity where it is so easy to feel the Buddha's words.

“Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. 
  • We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. 
  • We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. 
  • And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.”
I've got joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.