Giving is more valuable than gold: It can be Contagious

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Look at all the divisiveness and hate in our country.  How do we navigate in this climate?

 

Quit thinking and analyzing, take action, give without regard for reward.

 

Make a difference for a one  human being today, a stranger, a needy elderly person, lonely,  craving a little kindness.

 

Travel the mundane parts of life, armed with gifts for all those you meet, paying special attention to those in need.

 

It may only be a smile coupled with a kind greeting.

 

Donate a few minutes to help, to give, to be compassionate.

 

Achievement can not match giving for power or longevity.

 

Kindness is permanent, free and available to all of us.

 

Do not overlook the needy, the homeless, we share this journey together, not in competition.

 

Let go of that ego, let that compassionate true self emerge.

 

Coming from Costco the other day, I was stopped at a light.  A homeless man with a sign looked at me.

 

I popped the trunk as I motioned him over.

 

I told him to get that cooked chicken from the trunk and close it.

 

He smiled at me and said this is my supper, thank you from the bottom of my heart..

 

It almost feels guilty how good that made me feel.

 

Most of life is beyond our influence.  One $6.99 hot chicken meant the world to him.  Not that much to me, I could buy many more.

 

I will buy two next time and search for a hungry person.

 

I watched as the cars around me saw him get into my trunk.

 

Maybe others saw what I did and will mirror my lead.

 

 

Giving is more valuable thank gold.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paging Mrs Zen on January 22, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    A beautiful reminder. Thank you! It’s amazing how we think giving is simply about helping those in need, which it is, but the feeling it gives you when you do it is priceless.

  2. Thank you

  3. wonderful encouragement 🙂

  4. Posted by Anonymous on January 22, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Marty if this post can reach a handful of people who will share the same act of kindness I believe this act will grow on many levels. Thank your for sharing!

  5. One of my friends just said they have a gift card and will give four chickens to the homeless

    We can change some hearts by our actions

    Giving is contagious

  6. I hope it goes viral.

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