The heart that gives, gathers. Marianne Moore
When you give you create an experience that can be gathered into your heart.
Did you make someone laugh with joy? Gather that moment into your heart and your mind as a memory.
Did you make someone cry by giving them the perfect, thoughtful gift? Gather that feeling of love you have for them and they have for you into your heart.
Did you make a donation that helped a child survive a serious illness? Imagine the future this child will have because of you. Gather her laughs, loves (her marriage and her own children), and life and store them in your heart.
As each memory comes into your heart, it stacks upon the previous memory, and you’ll have more and more positive memories to buoy your spirits in tough times. You’ll have more and more confirmation that this world is a better place because you were here.
Give, because the heart that gives, gathers.