Category Archives: Thoughts About Giving

Thoughts about the value of giving

A Glimpse Into Another Side Of The Story

“Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either” — Aesop We make many assumptions about life. But there are times when the tiniest glimpse out of the corner of … Continue reading

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One Big Mistake Volunteers Make … And How To Avoid It

“In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” — Anthony Robbins Volunteering your time is … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 39

Today’s giving: Gave a couple of chemical hand warmer packets to the gas station attendant who filled my car with gas on a cold morning. People can do good things without money, but money can’t do much without people. I … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 37

Today’s giving: Taught another engineering class to the 4th graders, held a Destination Imagination meeting tonight, and snuck a grocery store trip for my wife. You won’t read this if you’re crabby. When we’re in a bad mood we don’t … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 35

Today’s giving: Mailed several thank you cards for friends and family who have gone the extra mile to help my father while my mother is in the hospital. Thoughtful Giving is like getting a shot. It hurts for a second. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 34

Today’s giving: Took some time and gave a call to an old friend. Want to know where your time goes? Look at your habits. Look at your routines. Look in the nooks and crannies of your day. After your favorite t.v. … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 33

Today’s giving: Packing up a box of things for my mother as she starts rehabilitation after her surgery.  Giving our time gives back to us. How does this work? When we give our time, it strengthens the people around us, … Continue reading

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After 30 Days, The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Giving Your Time

It’s been thirty days since I’ve started this blog as a personal challenge to give thoughtfully everyday. It’s been a very enlightening time, and my eyes have been opened wide to the joys of giving regularly, finding needs, and helping … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 29

Today’s giving: Cleaned with the kids so Mom could come home to a pretty kitchen. The language of giving. This morning when I asked my daughter to do her chore, the dishes, I got the usual response. Sulking, pouting, the … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 28

Today’s giving: Made a cheesecake from scratch and will take it to friends’ house for dessert tonight.   First, thank you to our friends for inviting us over for dinner! Second, an observation about the habit of giving. This will … Continue reading

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