When I started to give away a dollar a day almost 8 years ago, I saw that it was teaching me about giving and receiving, and with more than just money. And by far the majority of lessons and experiences have all been really joyful. I began to think that giving was always filled with just this wonderful energy of happiness.
Sometimes, though... Giving can have a bitter sweet side to it. Like when you let something, or someone, go.
I went through this yesterday. Letting go of something, giving something away to someone else, something that I had grown to cherish and had gathered real feelings for. In my mind, I knew it was the right thing to do... And for all involved, it was the right thing to do... But my heart really hurt in the letting go.
In giving, from the heart and the self-less soul, there is always the greater good, for all. Yet every once in a while, that giving... that letting go... may be really draining and emotionally painful.
But good will come of it. Always does. There is always divine receiving in divine giving.
I want to know this, and believe this... today.