The Gift

The Gift

By Rajesh Setty on Thu 24 Dec 2009, 1:37 AM – 7 Comments

Photo Courtesy: Suresh Gundappa

Holiday season is filled with talk about gifts.

No, I am not talking about the gift that you want to receive.

I am talking about the gift that you can give.

Yes, that too at almost no cost.

Think about it..

If you can write online, you have the capacity to give a gift.

If you can talk to someone on a phone, you have the capacity to give a gift.

If you can talk to someone, you have the capacity to give a gift.

The good part is – in giving that gift, you give a gift to yourself.

I am talking about the gift of sharing what you are learning.

You are learning something almost everyday. There are hundreds of millions out there who for no fault of theirs ( for example, the place of birth can influence the fate of millions ) don’t have that privilege of either learning or getting an opportunity to share what they learn.

The gift that you have, if you noticed it is the ability to give another gift – the gift of sharing your learning.

It costs (almost) nothing and in fact, should you choose to give that gift, you instantly gave a gift to yourself. You learn and you learn more by sharing what you learn.

This holiday season why not make a commitment to start giving (and getting) that gift?


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7 Comments so far, Add Yours

RockandRollGuru  on December 24th, 2009

Thank you for the gift of your friendship, Raj! I treasure it.

Rajesh Setty  on December 24th, 2009


The feeling is mutual and I am super delighted on our next two projects – probably many more after that :)

Happy holidays.



pmiozzi  on December 25th, 2009

Thanks for the daily gift in your blog. Thanks for the inspiration to give my own Mini Sagas to others. Thanks for the book Upbeat. I wish you a 2010 of successes and interesting conversations.


Pablo Miozzi.

Rajesh Setty  on December 25th, 2009


Super kind of you to write these words here. Thank you for your support and you have a fantastic 2010.



Gowrishankar  on December 26th, 2009


As budda said “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Knowledge never decreases by being shared”. Iam big fan of your writings.Thanks for sharing your knowledge. – Gowrishankar

Rajesh Setty  on December 26th, 2009


Thank you so much for the kind comments here.

Have a great weekend.



Krishna  on December 29th, 2009

Very good thought. Has the poteintial to inspire many…..

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