Give what you want to receive

I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking (Beyoncé style) about the statement, ‘give what you want to receive’. When we’re feeling in need of something like love, attention, money and food, we are often not giving them ourselves but withholding them instead. A Course in Miracles says, “Miracles are teaching devices for demonstrating it is as blessed to give as to receive. They simultaneously increase the strength of the giver and supply strength to the receiver.” Giving feels good. Tony Robbins says, “Living is giving”. Do you agree? And how can this be done?

Give likes: Sometimes as a blogger in the world, you feel a bit vulnerable. Will anyone read it? Like it? Comment on it? Instead of focusing on these fearful things, I try to give what I want to receive. I read, like, share and comment on other people’s blogs, feeds and profiles. This way I’m empowered by the act of generosity and curiosity. And I feel inspired and learn a lot too. Compliments and kindness are free so sprinkle that stuff around like confetti.

Give money: When you feel like you don’t have much money, your instinct can be to hold onto what little you’ve got. But this just creates a feeling of more lack which is self-perpetuating. At these times, try giving some money to charity or pick up the tab with friends (these orange mocha Frappuccino’s are on me guys). This creates a feeling of abundance. The more you give, the more you have. I aim to contribute regularly to charitable causes and shout brunch.

Give love: If you’re feeling unloved, you can be inclined to withdraw into these feelings and hide away from the world. Instead, look for opportunities to give love to others. A hug to a friend, smile to a stranger, or a wave to a dog can boost your spirits as well as someone else’s (I swear that dog smiled).

So try giving what you want to receive and experience how quickly you feel better when you focus on others rather than yourself.

Love and light and the Milky Bars are on me! xxx Yvette


By weavethefuturemagical

Hi guyz! I’m Yvette. I love to write about all things Minimalism, Mindfulness and Melbourne. The woo-woo makes me go woo-hoo! Much love xoxo @ me at


  1. Another great blog!! I do enjoy reading them every week and comment as often as I can. I agree that compliments and kindness are easy most of the time to give – I like your words that “Compliments and kindness are free so sprinkle that stuff around like confetti”. Giving money, as you say, can be hard at times but you definitely feel better if you can donate to a special charity or someone who needs help. I do enjoy smiling at strangers too especially if they are new arrivals to our country or someone I pass when walking who I can exchange a few words with as well.

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  2. Another great read Yvette! Something that I certainly needed to read and be reminded of. I agree, when I am feeling self conscious or that I don’t feel like I am at the point in my life that I would like to be I often withdraw. When I start doing things with and for family, friends, even strangers I start to feel better, because seeing them smile and be happy makes me feel happy too!

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  3. Like you, I always try to like, share, and comment on blog posts I enjoyed reading. I think it’s a lovely way to pay it forward and show your appreciation for someone’s hard work. Sadly, though, not everyone thinks the same way we do and they will often just read blog posts and immediately click away afterwards. I’ve noticed that my own blog posts haven’t been receiving much love lately and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t getting me down (because it totally is). I work hard on my blog – as I’m sure you do as well – and it hurts when you don’t get any (or very little) engagement.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. It is disappointing when no one acknowledges they’ve read something. I’d love to read your blog as I enjoy your Twitter! The link to stardust classic films is no longer working. What’s your blog’s home? Xxxx Yvette


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