Give away. Two words that make me automatically think that someone has a freebie they want to give away, or there is a contest to enter for a chance to win something.
I sang a song for my boys tonight, which I learned in church when I was young. It describes the idea of giving away, and what it should really mean for all of us.
I set a goal this year to serve others. To find ways to serve at least one person everyday. It is amazing the difference it makes in my life to help and love others, as this song suggests. My troubles and trials seem small when I am busy helping others. I know I am only one person...I know that I am small in the grand scheme of things in this world...but I know that I can make a difference, at least to those in my small circle that I have the privledge to know and interact with.
You can hear it sung here: Give Said the Little Stream
Here is a bit of it....
Give said the little stream, give oh give, give oh give.
Give said the little stream as it hurried down the hill
I'm small, I know, but wherever I go, the fields grow greener still
Singing, singing all the day, give away oh give away
Singing, singing all the day, give oh give away
Give then as Jesus gives, give oh give, give oh give
Give then as Jesus gives, there is something all can give
Do as the streams and blossoms do, for God and others live.