Joyful Souls: Often we hear how important it is to take care of ourselves, give ourselves good things, and believe in ourselves. All of this is true, and very important, because if we do not love ourselves, how can we truly love and be giving to others? However, my philosophy is that giving to others is a very important part of life. Taking care of them, sacrificing for them, and giving of ourselves are all vital aspects of enhancing important relationships with family and friends, and for a sense of well-being. Sacrifice is not a dirty word. When you give, do so from a well informed place of sincere intention. Know why you are doing what you are doing, giving what you are giving, and sacrificing what you are sacrificing. Do not expect anything in return. And watch how the JOY enters your life. Stay Joyful!