"I'm trying to teach my children the importance of generosity." - Diane V.

A satisfying life is measured by what we give to others - emotionally, physically, and sometimes financially.

On a journey to Israel I visited the Sea of Galilee - a fresh lake that is brimming with life. It is alive because it gives out a portion of all it receives, flowing into the river Jordan.

At the south end of the Jordan is the Dead Sea; the saltiest body of water in the world. It bears that name because there is no outlet; it keeps all it receives and can sustain no animal life. The lesson is clear. Giving keeps us dynamic and alive.

It's been said that we are not cisterns made for hoarding - we are channels made for sharing. Remember, you were born with two hands, one to receive and the other to give.