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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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Small May Not Be So Small

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa It may not seem like much, but volunteering in our community can help show us that the small things may actually be very big. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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A Way To Encourage More Arts In The Schools

“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” –President Barack Obama There’s a lot of talk about keeping art in the schools. But what’s the magic to make that happen? Here’s an idea. Yesterday … Continue reading

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A Cut Above

“Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” — Author Unknown When I was in college, I got my hair cut at the same barber shop. I could just walk in. Sometimes I had to wait, sometimes … 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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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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Looking Inward – The Culmination Of Two Years Of Giving

“We *do* have time to make a difference.” — GiveOurTime.com Two years ago today, the day after Christmas, I sat at our dining room table. The kids were fighting, there was wrapping paper everywhere, and the Christmas tree was at … Continue reading

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The Passion Of Action

“Passion is universal humanity.  Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.” — Honoré de Balzac There are so many actions that we can do to make a difference in this world. But none is so strong as … Continue reading

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Trivial Time

“The ratio of We’s to I’s is the best indicator of the development of a team.”  — Lewis B. Ergen Quick, what was the name of the first non-communist party labor union in the former Soviet Union? I was asked … Continue reading

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