You’ve probably met people who get far more back than what they give; I know I have; in fact…. I look at his face every morning. I’m as guilty as they get. I’m one of those very blessed people who get back more than they give….every time. The preachers have been preaching that for centuries. Luke 6:38 says – Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” It’s my contention that this verse is talking about “all things” that we give; not just money…. As so commonly thought. Rather it’s money, time, energy, skills, love, even hate….we get back more than we give. Think about it….as in right now. I’m not talking about “those things” that we give nonchalantly,” without thought or reason. I’m talking about those things that we give unto others, gently, from our HEART. Using myself as an example… I got involved in LinkedIn about 2 ½ years ago; and then, about 6 months later, I started making “daily comments.” I really thought that I had something, of consequence, to contribute. Then, about 10 months ago, I decided to launch my own website www.charlesbrooks.com; which is entitled BrOOKS-of-WISDOM. The point I make, here, is I am getting “far more” out of LinkedIn, and BrOOKS-of-WISDOM than I put in. I’ve met so many wonderful people that are “adding quality” to my life and giving me reason; comfort, and joy. This combined process has been rewarding beyond words. I KNOW that I am impacting some people in important ways. I consider this to be a “spiritual calling,” that has come at a time in my life that other “time-consuming” things have taken a downward trend. God is Blessing me every day, all day….and, I have YOU, my LinkedIn and B-of-W friends to thank for it. Thank you, each and every one of you; for letting me be a part of your life; and thank you for “looking through the eye-of-the-needle.” Remember: The product of LOVE… is HOPE. ….Blessings…cjlb…5/22/14.