A small book published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran’s work The Prophet has stood the test of time and offered simple guidance to countless readers (almost 2,000,000 copies have been sold of the American edition alone). With a short chapter devoted entirely to the concept of giving, his careful words share some insight into one of See Beautiful’s favorite topics.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” - Kahlil Gibran
“There are those who give little of the much which they have--and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire to make their gifts unwholesome. And there are those who have little and give it all. These are the believers in life, and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.” - Kahlil Gibran
“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” - Kahlil Gibran
“Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors’.” - Kahlil Gibran
“You often say, ‘I would give, but only to the deserving.’ The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish.” - Kahlil Gibran
Jannan Poppen, Giving Coordinator
See beautiful in yourself.