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Giving Our Time Update

“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” –Frank A. Clark Oh, how time does pass. We so often give it away to the trivial yet wonder profoundly where it went. This blog has been idle the … Continue reading

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Choice Today. Chosen Tomorrow.

Question for Today. Would you like to stay up until 11pm tonight watching Downton Abbey, or would you rather stay up until 11pm tonight helping your child do homework? Question for Tomorrow. What would you rather have chosen for Today? A choice today … Continue reading

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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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A Magical, Mysterious, Paradox: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 7 (Final Day)

“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” — Winston Churchill I got nothing, yet I have everything. Monday – a nurse. Tuesday – a teacher. Wednesday – a neighbor. Thursday – a band director. Friday – an aunt. Saturday … Continue reading

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The Gifts We Don’t Give: Appreciating The In-Betweeners Day 3

“You only lose what you cling to.” — Buddha Our values are reflected in what we give. Some of us give things. Some give money. Some give talent and time. The causes to which we contribute speak to the heart … Continue reading

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Because It’s My Home

“I give. Because it’s my home.” — requoted by Melia, HandsOn Portland Program Manager There’s a lot of talk about community. We work in communities, we shop in communities, we exercise in communities, we drive in communities, we worship in … Continue reading

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We Are All Travelers

“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” — Herman Melville When we travel, we never really travel alone. Yesterday, my kids and I volunteered at the Tigard Public Library for a break from our winter break. Our … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better, America

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”  — Erma Bombeck There’s a sad statistic buried in this info graphic by CNCS, … 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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10 Cents. Or A Better Way To Hold Your Customer’s Attention.

“You never get people’s fuller attention than when you’re listening to them.” — Robert Brault Ten cents is all it took to get her attention. There’s a Thai food restaurant in Beaverton called Thai Flavor. We’ve been getting take out … Continue reading

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