Whether it is giving a gift of encouragement to an ailing friend, or helping a family member cope with a mental illness, giving is better than receiving.
For it is in giving that we receive
1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa
“Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” ― Mother Teresa
"You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving." -Author Unknown
“I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.” ― Mother Teresa
“For it is in giving that we receive.” ― St. Francis of Assisi