Terumah teaches us the importance of giving. What are you building? A family, a community, a business, relationships? Whatever it is, you always have something to contribute towards it; you always have something to give, and you always gain more by giving. Whether it’s money, cherished possessions, your time, or a special talent—what you have is a gift. Whether big or small, never underestimate the importance and power of the gift that you have to offer. Your gift is a contribution to building a better world.
At the same time, it is just as important to recognize that every person around you has something to offer, too. No matter what relationships you are building in life—whether it’s with your spouse, your children, your family, your friends, your neighbors, your employees, or your co-workers—never underestimate the importance of every single person in your life, because we all have something to give.
Using the gifts that God has given you to help others is the greatest beauty of all. When you use your gift to do something nice for someone, it not only lifts them up, it lifts you up, as well. You can never lose by giving—especially to those who are in need. So what do you have today that can produce tomorrow’s harvest? Even the smallest seeds are capable of multiplying. Even a smile can save a life. Bring your best and truly give of yourself. Let your heart motivate you.