The only way we can keep what we have is to give it away!

I’ve often wondered . . . How do you grow what you treasure? Be it knowledge, happiness or success . . .

The answer has always been quite straightforward, but a tricky one to recognize and implement in life.

It is infact a three pronged approach comprising of the below elements:

  1. Internal reflection
  2. Gratitude
  3. Service
  4. Humbleness

Internal Reflection:

Setting aside some “QUIET TIME” to sit down with oneself, pause, reflect and listen to our inner chatter from an outsider’s perspective – this introspection exercise often leads us to find some of the most complicated answers we have been seeking from the outside world, inside ourselves.


You do not get what you want, you attract what you are. Gratitude is truly the parent of all other virtues. Being thankful, appreciative and recognizing the blessings in our lives fill our daily lives with joy, peace and contentment. It shifts our focus from what is lacking, to the already existing abundance in our lives.


When we give to others, what we have; what we share, comes back to us manifold. Sharing experiences, uplifting words of affirmation, knowledge, inspiration, belief in others, wealth and resources and above all – the gift of time; all these when selflessly given to another, enrich not just the receiver, but also add so much more fulfilment to the giver.


*Edit: Thank you, Erika Kind for adding this beautiful nugget. Below are the golden words from Erika: *

In being aware that we never know it all, we treasure what we already know but at the same time, we keep mind and heart an open vessel to welcome inspiration and inputs that lead us even further.

I hope you find joy and serenity in the above 4 jewels!

Much love xx ❤

20 thoughts on “The only way we can keep what we have is to give it away!

  1. “Internal Reflection


    No Longer Decoding Happyness From:

    Before Doing Happiness Now to:

    Giving Reflecting Sunshine

    NoW On Others



    Whole Enough Complete

    Now Giving Says It All Real
    For Giving Thanks Giving Now..:)

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  2. Those are three very important aspects to grow inside. I would add “humbleness”. In being aware that we never know it all, we treasure what we already know but at the same time, we keep mind and heart an open vessel to welcome inspiration and inputs that lead us even further. Much love, Himali!

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  3. Glad to hear your words again dear lady. Your, and Erika’s lovely words to start my day, thank you. I had tried to give a comment yesterday but alas the WordPress monster is blocking me all over the place. I am gradually losing all my blogging friends as it gets harder and harder to ‘chat’. Very difficult to talk with a gag on 😂 🤣
    Much love and light for your new journey, I hope the new land brings you much love 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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