“Hour” Time

“Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others…
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

— Walt Whitman

Sixty minutes is an hour. Sixty minutes giving is an “our.”

Every minute spent giving intentionally adds up and connects you more deeply with your family, your neighborhood, and your community. The more time you give, the more you connect.


It is my sincere wish that you are inspired every day to turn a few minutes of “your time” into hours of “our time.”

Yesterday’s gifts of time … Brought my wife coffee in bed … Sent a small donation and a thank-you to some old friends in memorial to a former teacher … Replaced our neighbor’s borrowed charcoal with a new bag … Packed up some clothes for Goodwill … Cleaned my wife’s van … Did dishes … Cooked dinner …  Listened to my kids … Listened to my wife … Donated some cans and bottles to a school’s parent teacher association. … It was hours of “ours.”

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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4 Responses to “Hour” Time

  1. Eric, you forgot one….you offered a smile in a comment on PP….thank you so much for that smile…it really lifted my spirits and helped keep a few shutters open… : )

  2. Natalie says:

    The quote from old Walt has been floating around in my head all week long. Thanks, Eric….I think…

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