Our older Lab, Buck loves to retrieve. He will return a ball or a toy and lay at my feet for another go around.
When I tossed the ball on the garage roof, and allowed it to roll down, he loved to catch the ball before it hit the ground.
Then one day we got a new puppy, Luke also a Lab. We purchased some dog toys with squeakers and how the new puppy enjoyed playing with his toys. Our older dog, Buck wanted the toys too, but the puppy would pull and tug until he had the toy in his grasp.
If I would put down two toys, one for each dog, the puppy would run and grab until both toys were in his mouth.
Our puppy was utterly selfish!! No sharing for this little one.
Two years have passed, and although Luke is no longer a pup, he is still as selfish as ever and will not allow old Buck to play with a ball, or toy.
I have observed small children at play and everything is “Mine.” None for you, only for me!
Sharing and giving can be learned and it is a gratifying experience to impart to others.
At this time of year as we reflect on all the blessings of God, it is the season to share with those who are less fortunate.
Even persons with little, actually have much, compared to many who have nothing.
Research your local Rescue Mission or Food bank and make some donations not just now, but also during the year. There is always a need and you can have a part.
If you believe you have nothing to give, consider volunteering your help in a tangible way
Share and give, from a good and willing heart. No selfishness allowed here.
Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.