Tag Archives: Giving Our Time

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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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 Silent Invitation

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.” — Confucius The car is often silent when I drive my children to school. We walk out the door before 7am, and some mornings not a sound is uttered by the time we … 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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Subtle Messages

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” — Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood I took it upon myself to change the reader board at my daughter’s school tonight. When the kids come streaming … Continue reading

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Sledder’s Choice

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” — Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes Sledding. We can obsess about how long it took to get to the … Continue reading

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