You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
There are those who give little of the much which they have - and only give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes other gifts unwholesome. And there are those who have little and give it all.
And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue; They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space.
For in truth it is life that gives into life - while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.
(Kahil Gibran - The Prophet)