So sayeth The Queen: We’ve all been givers. We’ve all been takers. Is it better to give than to receive? Hmmm…..always a question up for debate. Depends on the circumstance I suppose. Who wrote that line anyway? Quite possibly the person who didn’t get what he gave. Or maybe a selfless soul full of true righteousness. Maya Angelou wrote that “giving liberates the soul of the giver.” I would tend to agree. Another favorite quote of mine on the subject is by Khalil Gibran: “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”
What are our motivations for giving? And what, pray ye, will ye take? That is my question.
1. IS it better to give than to receive?
Just ask Gene Simmons…
2. Can you name a special or unique gift you’ve received? What made it special to you?
a pair of fuzzy dice for my uvula. what made is special? the fur was Venezuelan gerbil pelt.
3. What does it mean to “give of yourself?”
“clean up in aisle six. and seven.”
4. Tell us something you once took that you wish you could give back.
Freshman year Intro to Chemistry…just god awful.
5. Have you ever been robbed of something that changed the course of your life?
colonic polyps. was like letting the kids leave home.
6. If you could give one thing to the people that you love most and give it in abundance, what would it be?
silicone bathtub caulk. one can never have too much of that stuff if you ask me.
7. When is the last time you GAVE yourself a good talking to?
The voices…they won’t leave me alone! STOP! STOP! AAARRRRRRRRGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!
I will leave you with one of our brightest minds on the subject of giving, Albert Einstein. He wrote:
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
Wise man that Albert.
He also said, any woman who drives a manual transmission and can shift into reverse without using her hands is one to keep.
Well…he might have said it…you never know…