Tuesday, June 22, 2010


A scene in the market place - “Where the world ceases to be the scene of our personal hopes and wishes, where we face it as free beings admiring, asking and observing, there we enter the realm of Art and Science”

I have a friend who is a CPA. He lamented with me once about some of his wealthier clients – those with six and seven figure incomes. Some of these people, he said, even despite the obvious tax benefits, refused to give any of their money away. Some are spending more money on grooming their pets than on feeding hungry children. They simply have not discovered the importance and power of giving. And sadly, these wealthier clients are in a position to do something significant, but they choose to do nothing at all.

Author Kent Nerburn wrote a book titled LETTERS TO MY SON: A Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love. In one letter, he teaches his son the value of generosity:

"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance, and none can say why
some fields will blossom and others lay brown beneath
the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past
your differences. Their dreams are no less than yours,
their choices in life no more easily made. And give.
Give in any way that you can, of whatever you possess.
To give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Care less
for your harvest than how it is shared, and your life will
have meaning and your heart will have peace."

How fortunate for one boy that his father is showing him how to truly live!

People who live well are experts at giving. They give their money; they give their time. They share their wisdom and their skills. They quickly say yes when asked to help.

For them, the formula is simple: to give is to love and to love is to live. It's a formula for a successful life.

From Lifesupport.

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