I had lunch last week with a favorite friend and past co-worker from what now seems like a different lifetime. We started out in Human Resources together before I was married and I miss the chance to see her daily.
Our lunch lasted four hours. The waitress seemed baffled.
One of the things my friend told me is that in her new business the best found advice is to remember giver's gain.
And so it is with grief and loss and relationship and healing. Each time we give a layer of comfort is made. We could never imagine the gain by such a simple gesture. The gain that starts with a generous heart.
If you have some extra time today, check out my friend Ericka's new website. Her continuous giving not only impresses me, but inspires.