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The Cost And Value Of Giving Time

“Before giving, the mind of the giver is happy; while giving, the mind of the giver is made peaceful; and having given, the mind of the giver is uplifted.” – Buddha There is a direct relationship between the cost and … Continue reading

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Someone Somewhere

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  “ – Alexander Smith At any given moment, someone somewhere is smiling. At any given moment, a shut-in gets a visitor. At any given moment, a woman tries to be a little kinder. … Continue reading

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We Are All Santa Claus

“Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus!… There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.” – Francis P. Church Santa sure gives a lot. He not … Continue reading

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Some Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” – Jesse Jackson As you do your last minute shopping and wrapping, remember that one of the most valuable gifts you can give … … is the gift of your time. … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry As the holidays approach, many of us are planning vacation, family gatherings, shopping trips, Christmas presents, religious festivities, or how much money to donate to charity for … Continue reading

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Mom’s Deserve Something At Christmas Too

“If [a food stamp challenge] becomes a distant memory then nothing’s changed. And so hopefully things like this can help expand our consciousness and motivate us to act on a more consistent basis.” – Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New … Continue reading

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A Christmas Card For A Goose

“A little smile, a word of cheer, A bit of love from someone near, A little gift from one held dear, Best wishes for the coming year… These make a Merry Christmas!” – John Greenleaf Whittier Natalie, a fine goose of … Continue reading

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My Attempt At Generosity Day

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ ” –  Mary Anne Radmacher Generosity Day, a Valentine’s Day reboot, is everywhere! It is here … and here … and … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 365 – It’s About Community

“We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” – Herman Melville The end of my year-long project to give time has arrived. It is only fitting that it concludes with perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 364 – No One Is Required To See Santa Claus

“No one is required to see Santa Claus.” – The Conductor, The Polar Express “Christmas just doesn’t work out for me.” – Billy No one is required to see Santa Claus. We don’t have to give because someone tells us … Continue reading

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