Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. (N. Jackson Brown, Jr., American author)

To look at the attics, garages, and storage bins around our neighborhoods, we might think that a lot of people don’t agree with Brown’s comment. But if we were to examine the lives and attitudes of those same people, we might very well agree with Brown, as we discover that getting more doesn’t bring happiness. Real joy comes in giving to the benefit and happiness of others.

Since you excel in so many ways . . . I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving. (2 Corinthians 8:7)