The Spirit of Giving: What does it Encompass?
March 11, 2021
What is the spirit of giving, exactly? Where does it come from? And why is it so important?
These are questions we here at Embrace Relief always ask ourselves—and we always answer them. It’s why we do what we do, after all.
It may not necessarily seem like it, but at its root, the act of giving is an act of love. It’s a way of showing affection and appreciation for another person in our life. It’s why we give each other birthday gifts, holiday gifts, even random I-appreciate-your-friendship gifts.
The Beauty of Giving
The exciting thing about the spirit of giving is that it doesn’t necessarily encompass only those closest to us. It can stretch beyond that and encompass people we don’t know very well or even total strangers because it entails a kinship with our fellow humans. With all of us it involves understanding we’re all on this miraculous journey called life together and that, really, truly, deep down, we are all very much the same. Despite any minute differences in physical make-up or geographical origins, we all require basic needs like food, water, and shelter and more higher-level ones like love, belonging, and self-actualization.
So, those who give to both their loved ones and total strangers understand this essential life truth and, therefore, have love in their hearts for their fellow man.
The Reality of Why Giving is Important
Now, while the spirit of giving is a beautiful, pure, and selfless thing, unfortunately, many people in this world are struggling for many reasons. For example, millions have difficulty finding their next meal due to a natural disaster, the impact of Covid-19, fleeing their countries due to conflict with nothing but the shirts on their backs, among other tragedies.
And these tragedies prove why the spirit of giving is so important. And the reason is: Because we need to help each other. We’re all in this together, and we all need the same things, so we should be kind to one another and help each other survive, learn, and grow, especially those who currently need it most.
And that’s what Embrace Relief does—aids those who need it most. And that’s what you do, too, when you donate to us. We simply could not be more grateful for you, our donors, who make it all possible. Without you, the spirit of giving wouldn’t be alive and well, and neither would so many of our beloved fellow humans who desperately need a helping hand. Thank you for all that you do, and please continue to help us make the world a better place for us all.