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10 Life Lessons From 10 Years of Running

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” –Buddhist Saying Ten years ago, this month, I took a big step forward. I started running. Not fast. Not competitive. Just for my health. … Continue reading

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Changing The Culture Of Giving

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead “Like being taught cabinetry, philanthropy probably needs to be taught,” my very generous friend … Continue reading

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That Old Expression

That old expression … “You get what you give.” That famous quote … “For it is in giving that we receive.” That ancient saying … “No one has ever become poor by giving.” There’s a reason those proverbs have been … 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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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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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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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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Utter Failure

Dedicated to anyone who feels they failed to make a difference. Utter Failure I didn’t make the sun shine, There wasn’t a single ray; No matter what I do, I can’t make a sunny day. I didn’t win the lotto, … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” — Anne Frank First, it was Black Friday. Then, it was Cyber Monday. Now a better idea, Giving Tuesday. From the website, “#GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to … Continue reading

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