The possessions and accumulations we amass are not really ours to keep forever – when we die we no longer own them. Look around you at the “stuff” you have. It is only a temporary loan, whilst you visit this beautiful planet and sample life and all its pleasures. Facing impermanence keeps you thankful. From the gratitude of being fortunate to have another day through to what you can give to make a difference in this wonderful world of ours, both now and for the future.

The getting dies with you. The giving lives on. Getting is temporary, giving can last forever.

The possessions you accumulate die with you, the possessions you give away can live on.

The love you get dies with you, the love you give lives on.

The peace you feel inside dies with you, the peace you share lives on.

The difference you make to big yourself up dies with you, the difference you make for others and the world lives on.

The knowledge you glean dies with you, the knowledge you share lives on.

The realisations and wisdom that come to you die with you, the realisations and wisdom you leave behind live on.

The experiences you collect die with you, the experiences you give live on.

Some of the work you do dies with you, some of it lives on.

The thoughts you brew, the problems you create, the negativity, the worries, the fears die with you. The solutions you provide, the allaying of other peoples worries and fears that you share can live on.

The compliments you get die with you, the compliments you give can live on.

The ideas you get die with you, the ideas you share live on.

Getting dies with you, giving lives on.

Getting is temporary, giving can last forever.

If the giving can last forever; what can you give? It does not need to cost a fortune. You can even give a timeless positive memory.

Here are twenty free possibilities – there are thousands more:

Acceptance
Acknowledgment
Compassion
Compliment
Forgiveness
Freedom
Gratitude
Help
Ideas
Knowledge
Love
Memories
Patience
Peace
Please
Respect
Smile
Thanks
Understanding
Wisdom

Getting is temporary – giving can last forever.

What giving might you contemplate now and as a legacy?

What can you give that has the potential to be timeless and create lasting positive change?

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