The Giving Tree




Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.


Good Monday my bunnies!! I do hope the weekend was marvellous for all of you. Here, it was quiet and restful. Giving what a wonderful word, something that takes so little effort, yet often finds itself lost among the clouds. We give to seek something in return, not knowing the greatness that lies in giving, the warmth that comes from opening the heart to make another's life a bit easier in turn making ours' a little brighter too. In a world full of seekers and takers, the givers get lost and forgotten. But, giving is the strength, it has power to heal, to free, to love, to forget, to build. What we give to the world is what we create around ourselves. If we want a happy space, give and create a happy space. Yes, there can be those who take and take from our giving, but one needs simply to stand up for themselves with dignity and walk on never changing...just remaining the same. Never shaken, only stronger, smarter and brighter. When was the lat time you gave and didn't expect to receive? How did it make you feel? Lovely, I hope.  I wish you all a week full of giving and hope that what you gave comes back to you more than you imagined. 

Love love
♥ 


p.s. this post was inspired because, I personally think there are a lot of bloggers who take a lot from others ('join my page, enter this', 'like this' please!) And not always a thank you or a giving back of the same - following, liking for example. And to be honest, there will always be those types. But, I just wanted to thank each of you for being here, this page would not exist without my beautiful readers, you make me laugh and encourage me without knowing it! I am thankful and humbled by it all & it's a pleasure to read all of your posts!! A BIG hug of love to you all!!
xoxo



“The value of a man should be measured on the basis of what he gives and not on what he receives. ” !!* Albert Einstein






Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.  
Martin Luther King, Jr.









If you have much, give of your wealth. If you have little, give of your heart.

Arab Proverb.


















                        Generosity isn’t giving to get more. It’s holding loose & letting go to be free.












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59 comments

  1. Oh I love these beautiful quotes - and I totally agree with the giving part. It is such a treat doing little somethings for others, and see them really appreciating it - thanks for sharing these lovely words doll, and have a great day,
    Axx

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  2. I love these quotes about giving Doll, they're all so true. Glad to hear you had a lovely weekend too, you deserve it!

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  3. All beautiful, all positive and kind... Lovely quotes for a sunny Monday morning :-) Wishing you a happy and positive week ahead xo

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  4. Great quotes. I'm going through a difficult phase lately and by reading that post you just made my day :)
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    Have a great day :)
    Anastasia

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  5. Such beautiful thoughts to inspire my Monday morning!! Thanks a lot for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  6. I think this is what I needed to hear this Monday! It's hard to lose track of the things that matter sometimes! Thanks for the reminder. Have a lovely week x

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  7. You totally have me singing The Beatles "The End" because "the love you take is equal to the love you make! And it's so true... anyone can give, even if it doesn't seem like much, any effort is better than none. Hope you have a great week!

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  8. Giving is often even more rewarding than receiving! Thanks for the lovely Monday inspirations! Have a wonderful week Kizzy!
    rolala loves

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  9. a rewarding words that really melt my heart out-no one has ever become poor by giving.what anne frank quotes are true.

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  10. How beautiful! I was reminded of this today because my coworkers (who I never thought appreciated my work) gave me a little surprise party complete with cake and flowers! I was shocked and touched that I was able to help them and that they created this kind gesture!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  11. very Inspirational,thx for stopping by my blog,am ur new follower,hope u follow back
    http://shana-style.blogspot.com

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  12. BEAUTIFUL POST.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR KIND WORDS.
    I feel you so very close to my heat.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. what an inspiring post! thanks for sharing :]

    x

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  14. Giving is so important, and it is so easy to do. It can be as simple as giving a smile to a stranger or donating money to a charity. There are many ways to give!

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  15. Kizzy, this is a beautiful post on giving. I love it! I try to do something for someone anyway I can. There are too many takers in the world. Not enough givers. Have a great week.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. ohh I love the pic of the rabbits, the color and the print on those rabbits look exactly like my Turbo!!

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  17. Cute!

    I invite you to
    http://fashion-whoknow.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love this giving post. It's really sweet and we forget how easy it is to give.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

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  19. The elephant picture melts my heart! And great words from Anne Frank.

    I love these posts!

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  20. Always a beautiful post on Monday, and a great way to start off my week! Kizzie you always start with a theme and I love the quotes and pictures you find to illustrate it. The last time I gave and expected nothing in return was around the holidays...and now it is almost mid March. I need to work on that!

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  21. I love your posts like this they are full of wonderful quotes!

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  22. I enjoyed and soaked in every beautiful word... Such a lovely post and you're absolutely right... taking is soooo easy yet the act of giving is often lacking.

    Had to add this to my stumbleupon for others to enjoy too!

    I hope you have a mega fab week lovely... Saw a pic of a cadbury's egg cupcake - thought of you straight away! lol!
    x.o.x.o

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  23. It's always to lovely to read these beautiful quotes and take a piece of inspiration with me. My favourite is always quotes of martin Luther King jr. Have a joyous week darling. -xxoo

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  24. Beautiful post!!!!!
    So uplifting!!!
    How was your weekend?
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  25. You always get me going with that bit of needed inspiration. . .

    oxoxoxo from San Francisco
    Amy
    http://bridechic.blogspot.com

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  26. I really love this pictures..they are beautiful and inspiring :)

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  27. This was post was great Monday inspiration!

    Lynn
    CARMEN VOGUE

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  28. i definitely agree that those bloggers do exist, but i do think that i try to stick to the bloggers who are good at both giving and receiving. that's what really counts anyway. :)

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  29. honeybeeandmeonline.net12 March 2012 at 20:40

    You know I love what I do, because I give many times a day to my clients from all over the States... maybe the world one day, It feels me up and give my life great purpose... It has been a long process and often very difficult, but the value is great...

    There is so much need, and when we take care of our own deep needs, there is much left for others..

    A great post......

    xoxo
    m

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  30. You have a lovely blog, I'm following you now!

    xo, H
    http://vous-etes-belle-xo.blogspot.com

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  31. Truly inspiring. Giving is always the way to go. :)

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  32. Very nice and you speak the truth - I love your daily inspiration!

    Thank you for stopping by today. I always enjoy your thoughtful comments.

    xx
    leslie

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  33. What a lovely, lovely post.

    Andrea x

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  34. Thought provoking and beautiful (as always). I do consider the follow me follow you back comments as simply just spam though...

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  35. Thought provoking and beautiful (as always). I do consider the follow me follow you back comments as simply just spam though...

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  36. So true! Your posts are the best :) x

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  37. Yes I know what you mean. So many soul suckers. haha. Sometimes I think I do it... :( Lol I need you to call me out if you see it.

    Happy Day friend.

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  38. Thank you for being so giving of yourself and sharing your creative talents with the world!

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  39. what a great monday reminder.

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  40. Beautiful post, lovely! And a fabulous reminder. It's what you put forward that really counts, isn't it?

    Hope you're having a lovely week! xoxo

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  41. I love that you started with a very important song. "You get what you give" New Radicals. This song has been (one of several) a theme song for my sons and I. It came out around the time my oldest was in preteen years. We have our music sessions in which we play songs from our "feel-good-be-inspired" list. I want my sons to be givers. And by God's grace they are. The feedback I receive from others in regards to my sons, let's me know that I am teaching what is important. While we love getting (working for it), we love sharing what we get! And, if it's not tangible, our hearts are always packed with an abundance to give a smile, a compliment, a loving word of support, a prayer, etc. Thank you for this unbelievably lovely post. There is NO doubt where your heart is!

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  42. I love your quotes, they always help me. Thank you for giving them to us every week! Sunshine, love, happiness to you - but of course you have that inside already! {sorry to be so corny, but I'm feeling sentimental this morning}

    xo Mary Jo

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  43. What a wonderful post Kizzy. Thank you so much for the sentiments shared here. "True happiness is giving"... a timely reminder for me.


    Have a great week ahead, I look forward to more.

    Lisa x

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  44. Beautiful and inspiring post! I'm tired of all the users and takers, not only in the blog world, but in the "real world" too. I don't understand where respect went.

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  45. Love these sayings! Really inspirational!



    xoxo
    Antonia

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  46. Such amazing quotes, made me smile! Love the messages so much dear :)

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    xx

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  47. I love all of your pictures. That quote for Albert Einstein is a wonderful quote.

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  48. Giving selflessly whether it is time, money, gifts or whatever else is so much more rewarding that I had ever imagined. Putting a smile on someone else's face is pure joy. Thank you for this message!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  49. Being a giving person is so important, I love this inspiration post and all the quotes!

    xo Gillie

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  50. you are always such an inspiration. Have a nice week! xo

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  51. beautiful post love it
    you have very interesting blog
    follow back please
    ♥ SadeeStyle ♥
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  52. This is such a wonderful and heartwarming post. Thank you for the reminder. It's all too easy to fall into a selfish mindset.

    You're absolutely right about the "follow me and I'll follow you. Read my blog etc etc". I'm completely bewildered by these comments. It's hard to imagine a complete stranger walking up to a person and demand them to be their friend.

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  53. this is so inspiring! my fave is the bit about what you do for yourself and what you do for others.

    xxxo,
    jenny
    jennymichellely.blogspot.com

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