Tag Archives: Needs Of Others

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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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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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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Climbing In Her Skin

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” — Atticus Finch, by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird I revisited an emergency last … Continue reading

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Two Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Go To Bed

“Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve.” — Author Unknown Tonight, after your busy day, when you lay your head down on the pillow, ask yourself two questions, “Who did I help?” and “How did I … Continue reading

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Reality And Truth

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ” — Marcel Proust, “The Captive,” Remembrance of Things Past Take a good look at this simple picture of my daughters and 15 other teenage girls … Continue reading

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Supporting One Another

“Help one another; there’s no time like the present and no present like the time.” — James Durst Supporting each other can be as simple as listening, sharing a status update, or supporting another person’s humanitarian cause. Wendi, our neighbor, friend, … Continue reading

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What You Criticize In Others Is What You Don’t Like In Yourself

“Just as much as we see in others we have in ourselves.” –William Hazlitt Ever get irritated by someone acting out to get attention? Ever get annoyed when an acquaintance is arrogant? Ever feel prickly around a person who is … Continue reading

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Do You See The Shopping Carts?

“A hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one.” — Heraclitus of Ephesus quote The next time you go to the grocery store, take a moment to look at your shopping cart. Study it’s color. It’s shape. It’s differences from other carts. … Continue reading

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What Stops You?

“It is never too late to be who you might have been.” — George Eliot What stops you from volunteering more? What stops you from helping more people? What stops you from giving more of your time? What stops you … Continue reading

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