Do You Practice The Miracle Of Giving And Receiving?

giving and receiving

The law of giving and receiving or “as you sow, so shall you reap” is not new and has been practiced throughout the ages.


I have had circumstances in my life recently, which I will share at some stage later, where I have had to learn the art of receiving.


I consider myself a giver and find it easy to give. What I have learned about myself over recent months is that I find it much more difficult to receive. Speaking with friends it seems I am not alone in this.


Do you find it easier to give or to receive?


If we cannot receive how can we ever manifest our dreams? …..We cannot.


I thought I received well however the last few months have shown me I do not. I am referring to simple things like people doing little things for me. I became overwhelmed with the love I was receiving.


Deepak Chopra explains why we need to do both giving and receiving  in this video.



I like how he explained the flow of energy and the process of circulation.   I also agree with what he said about giving and that it does not have to be material. It can be an act of kindness or a simple smile. It is so easy to pay a compliment or smile at someone.


The other point I picked up on in the video is being open to receive the gifts of nature. They are all around us if we are present to them. The beauty of a sunset, a bird singing, the changing weather.  There is beauty everywhere if we open our eyes.


On the website of the Chopra Center I found this on giving and receiving.


1. Wherever I go, and whomever I encounter, I will bring them a gift. The gift may be a compliment, a flower, or a prayer. Today, I will give something to everyone I come into contact with, and so I will begin the process of circulating joy, wealth and affluence in my life and in the lives of others.


2. Today I will gratefully receive all the gifts that life has to offer me. I will receive the gifts of nature: sunlight and the sound of birds singing, or spring showers or the first snow of winter. I will also be open to receiving from others, whether it be in the form of a material gift, money, a compliment or a prayer.


3. I will make a commitment to keep wealth circulating in my life by giving and receiving life’s most precious gifts: the gifts of caring, affection, appreciation and love. Each time I meet someone, I will silently wish them happiness, joy and laughter.


You can read it by clicking [HERE]


Here are some quotes on the subject of giving and receiving.


“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank

“For it is in giving that we receive.”-St. Francis of Assisi

“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” ― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

And my favorite……..

“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” ― Mother Teresa


Please leave me a comment below. Do you find it easier to give or receive?  Do you practice the miracle of giving and receiving?

Have an amazing day!


sue price










18 thoughts on “Do You Practice The Miracle Of Giving And Receiving?

  1. Kristine Christiansen

    Wow Sue, this is an amazing post!

    I also think of myself as more of a giver, and have found myself habitually being a very poor receiver.

    I love how Deepak addressed how important it is that we be good at both giving and receiving. It makes perfect sense to do both well.

    Thank you for sharing this!


    1. Sue Price Post author

      It is very interesting Kristine how many of us can give easier than receive and it does make sense to do both. Thanks for your comment.

  2. Kelly Sherlock

    I have been learning how to graciously accept help and gifts (without experiencing guilt). I have never been very good at receiving help either; I usually get up to help the person, or suffer through in silence instead of asking for what I need.

    Giving is pretty easy though. All learned behaviours from childhood that’s for sure. My mother was a machine and with 4 kids was a very driven person who just got on with it. She would ask us kids for help, but it seemed would not seek help outside of our family unit when she could have used it at times (my Dad worked away a lot).

    Definitely something to be mindful of.

    Great post xx

    1. Sue Price Post author

      I am getting better at receiving Kelly however it has taken me a lot of practice. I am sure you are right that it is from our childhoods. My mother was very much the same as you have described your’s to be.

      I used to deflect compliments and am proud to say I now accept them graciously.

      Thank you for your awesome comment. <3

  3. di downie

    I have to agree Sue, for me also, it is also easier for me to give than receive.

    You know some of my stories that have taught me big time to receive and ask for help so I can receive.

    I think this is a common thing for us humans, especially women, we often see what needs to be done way before it needs to be done so its real easy for us to give and share.

    Thank you Sue


    1. Sue Price Post author

      It is interesting Di how some of our big lessons in life are what teach us these lessons. It is interesting that most of us can give easier than receive. I know Ivan is the same and clearly he is a guy.

      Thanks for your comment Di.

  4. Helen Lingard

    great message today Sue.. I have learnt for some time now to learn to receive, compliments, gifts whatever and I just say ‘thank you’..and I also try not to give Back at the same time, thanks Sue

    1. Sue Price Post author

      Good on you for learning how to do this Helen. Not giving back at the same time is a big one. Thanks for your comment.

  5. Candy Rain

    I love this post…it’s a reminder as naturally I am better at giving but like Helen I have…in the past…and knowing the law of attraction…i made a conscious effort to receive better…however old habits come back if not practiced and think I am a little rusty again…thanks for sharing

    1. Sue Price Post author

      It seems most of us are more naturally givers than receivers Candy. Great you are consciously making an effort to change it for you. It does take time to change habits for sure. Thank you for your comment here.

  6. Linda Frame

    Beautiful post Sue. I’ve always been a “giver” & a fixer. I guess it comes with the territory of my nursing career. Receiving is something I’ve never been good at, however since I’ve been with our company, I’m learning how to receive, although still a little foreign yet.

    Our adversities of any kind, always give us an unknown strength & with it comes a wealth of learning more new things. Embrace the strength & absorb the new learned things. These are what will carry you through will sharing & supporting others.

    Love you Sue & always love to read your insights.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      I am sure as a nurse you were very much the giver Linda. I can absolutely see you in that role. It is one of the gifts of being in our company where we can grow as people and learn new ways.

      We sure do learn a lot from adversities. I have had most of my insights in the middle of the night.

      Thanks for your comment Linda.

      Love you and thank you for your support. xx

  7. Kenna Faber

    Great post, Sue. I love to give and do for others. As a woman and a mother, I tend to want to nurture or help. Receiving graciously without wanting to do something in return is important as Helen mentioned. Earlier today I caught myself stopping to appreciate a cardinal today on our back deck- How pretty he was-bright red.

    1. Sue Price Post author

      It seems the majority of us women are givers and want to help Kenna. Good on you for stopping to appreciate the cardinal today. It is amazing how it can center us when we are present to something like that.

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