Monthly Archives: December 2011

Channeling Your Anger Into A Clean Garage

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” — Mark Twain Anger is a huge impediment to all that giving can give us. … Continue reading

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We Are As Happy As We Want To Be

“Pessimist:  One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.” –Oscar Wilde I took a run in the rain the other day. There are two ways to describe it. It was a downpour. My new running gear … Continue reading

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A Few Times When It Is Probably Better Not To Help

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” — Dalai Lama There are a few times when it is probably better to not help out. If you’re … Continue reading

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Reach Out And Listen To Someone

“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” — Stephen Levine I listened to a webinar recently at my company. … Continue reading

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Traditional Giving And Meaningful Giving

“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer” —  William Somerset Maugham The evolving nature of giving came to mind, as the kids and I played Settlers of Catan today, a game whose premise is society-building. In the past, our notion … Continue reading

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The Trip Has Ended But The Journey Continues

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end” — Ursula LeGuin Two empty gas cans lay on the ground. I found them as I picked up a little … 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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