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 “Once you have given your bottom dollar, better things come your way.” I once read about the story of a man who had gone to a theater at Grand Ole Opry. After the show, he had gone to the backstage and ask a famous actor for an autograph.  He had no paper to write on.  So what he did, he pulled the last dollar bill from his wallet, and there he let the stage actor sign on it. 

It became his most priceless possession.  A dollar bill with an autograph of a famous stage actor.  The man, even if he is struggling with money, treasured this dollar bill until he met a young man who at that time came to the city for work that will only start in three days.  The young man penniless as he is, ask to borrow some money from him. 

The man remembered his last dollar.  After some thought, he decided to give it to the young man.  After some days, a windfall of fortune came to the man.  He was hired to a job that pays well and give him the opportunity to save money.

This story has something to do with us.  The blessings that we receive is a stewardship of God’s providence and that is to be shared with others.  This principle is nothing different to the idea of channelling God’s blessing as a way of passing the blessing. Giving it forward without expecting in return.

On the other hand, my take on this subject goes like this. Each one of us had been tested by times if we are able to respond to someone needing our assistance or help, in an unexpected time or circumstance. 

In these times, gone are those days of selfless giving.  Most of us, keep our hands tightly closed, and think that our key to survival is to keep something for ourselves.

The same is true on the following; pride, forgiveness, ego, etc.  All the things in us that is very hard for us to let go.  All the things in us that became very hard for us to release.

Each of us have the “bottom dollar”.  And the principle of true giving is still the same as before.  It is just up to us if we believe that it is really better to give than to receive.  Because to those who selflessly give, more shall be given.

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