One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered. (Proverbs 11:24-25)
Over the past few years I've worked to become much more generous. And a funny thing has happened. People have become much more generous with us.
I used to begrudge giving things away. And people apparently begrudged giving to me.
But now we overtip waitresses and give gifts for no reason except to share blessings. And through other people God has poured blessing into our lives.
Turns out this Proverb is true. Who'd have guessed it.