Tag Archives: Giving Our Time

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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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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Some Gifts Can’t Be Wrapped

“Your children need your presence more than your presents.” — Jesse Jackson As you do your last minute shopping and wrapping, remember that one of the most valuable gifts you can give … … is the gift of your time. … Continue reading

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The Best Giving Hurts … But Not For The Reason You Think

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” — Irish Proverb I told my wife, Melissa, that I was going to change the reader board at Tessa’s school. “In the rain?!?” she exclaimed. After … Continue reading

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Small To The World. Large To Each Other.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo Buscaglia … Continue reading

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The Campaign Is Just Starting. And It’s Secret.

“A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.” — Arabian Proverb The political campaigns come to an end today. But the real campaign is just starting. A secret campaign. A campaign isn’t about words and talk and bluster. It’s not about … Continue reading

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It’s All Timed. Maybe.

“We live and we die by time, don’t we.” — Tom Hanks, Cast Away We measure everything by the clock. From nanoseconds on a computer to hours in a day, every activity is timed. Commute time, lunch time, bus time, game … Continue reading

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