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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” — Mother Teresa After taking my teenage son to his doctor’s checkup this afternoon, he was naturally hungry. On our way to the drive thru at our favorite local … Continue reading

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Generosity Jumble

Which guy is lazy? It’s pretty easy to judge, right?* Now ask yourself, which of the two men is more generous? Maybe it’s not so easy to tell. Cultural stereotypes and norms play a huge role in our perception of … Continue reading

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If It’s Really Going To Work

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.” — Charles Kuralt, On the Road With Charles Kuralt Generosity Day has passed. I hope you made the time to do something … Continue reading

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Freezing Hands. Warming Hearts.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama The temperature dipped below freezing, but a heart was just warming up. My daughters and I were on our way to martial arts. It was cold, … Continue reading

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Compassionate Minds

Eleanor Roosevelt wrote, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” All well and good. But to me, it’s more important to remember – Compassionate minds discuss ideas for events that help people. Yesterday’s gift of … 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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Which Problem?

“Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” — Mother Teresa Everyday, we read about tragedies and wish we could help. Many of these are problems – poverty, homelessness, violence, … Continue reading

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Our Repetition Is Our Reputation

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” — Norman Vincent Peale The police officer told me, “Graffiti draws more graffiti.” What he meant was simply that the fresh … Continue reading

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Picturing The Ladder. Another Take On The Generous Cop Story.

“Teachers hold the ladder. Students climb” — Unknown It’s now-famous picture. The cop and the shoeless guy on a cold night in New York. Snapped by a passerby and posted on the New York City police website, the picture went … Continue reading

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