When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” (Maya Angelou, American poet)

When we give freely at times other than Christmas, birthdays, and anniversaries, there is a greater sense of spontaneity and generosity. It’s a joy we should practice more often. On the other hand, sometimes we find it harder to receive a gift than to give one. We must learn not deprive someone of the joy of giving, but to accept the gift graciously.

The Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)