Tag Archives: Helping Out

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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Just One

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa At the Toastmasters District 7’s winter leadership institute conference today, the audience heard from a variety of speakers. One of the speakers is a mentor … 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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Squeezing Ever Tighter

“The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.” — Thomas Merton There will be many goals set tomorrow on New Year’s Day. Goals like learning a new language, writing a book, cleaning out the garage, and being more productive are at … 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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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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Not Too Worried

“As is the generation of leaves, so is that of humanity. The wind scatters the leaves on the ground, but the live timber Burgeons with leaves again in the season of spring returning. So one generation of men will grow … 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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Empty Plates

“Life is mainly froth and bubble Two things stand like stone — Kindness in another’s trouble. Courage in your own” — Adam Lindsay Gordon The caterer didn’t show up, so my plate was empty. Yet, an empty plate was an appropriate … Continue reading

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We Are What We Repeat

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle Every self-help guru knows that repetition of successful behaviors is one of the keys to success. What we practice, we learn. What we … Continue reading

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