All religions, and of course our own faith Christianity, include teachings on the power of giving. Perhaps it’s because they all understand human nature which is that we all want things – and we can’t have things without giving. In order to receive something, you first have to give and when you do so you will receive in abundance. It doesn’t matter what this is applied to – e.g. wealth or love – it’s the same principal.

Think of those people you know who are mean or give nothing in terms of warmth, those who are shut off or uncaring. There are unlikely to have anyone in their lives as they attract like minded mean, uncaring people.

“For if you give, you will get! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use to give – large or small – will be used to measure what is given back to you.”  Luck 6: 38

The same is true about love – if you want to receive love you first have to give it and this is very true in a dating situation. It all comes down to how people perceive you and therefore how attractive you are.

It doesn’t have to be big acts – for example showing kindness to a stranger can raise your spirits to new heights. A simple smile at someone as you pass in the street works wonders (for you and them!) Small things like this constitute the act of giving out love which will then come back to you tenfold, sooner or later, in one form or another.

It’s a simple truth – if you want to receive love you first have to give. And as we all know – you can’t change others but you can change yourself and when you change yourself, others around you will change.