Giving

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”  -H. Jackson Brown Jr.

 

present

a Christmas present

This is the season to be giving.  Often we think about and buy Christmas presents for  friends, family, and coworkers.   We might also give food to the hungry, and financially support groups we care about if we can.  The giving I’m talking about is the REST of the YEAR.

clothes in bag

bag of free shoes and other clothing

I mean giving things to others when you don’t use them anymore. Some of us donate to resale shops and nonprofits.  Where I live people do that, and they also just leave free stuff for others to pick up and take.

free tv

free TV set

This person gave away her/his TV set free for whomever wanted it. I like this pass it along thinking and giving. The person even included a manual with the TV set.  I am always glad when I can pass along what I no longer need to a nonprofit resale store that gives people jobs.  I shop there myself. Old school stuff is sometimes better made with better quality fabric and materials than the new purchases of 2015.

One of the greatest stories about giving this year was a story about a little girl from Schenectady, NY.  It is the story of Sa’fyre Terry an 8 year old girl. When I looked online there was a YouTube video that preceded this story which I first heard on the radio last week.

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=460312305&m=460312306&live=1

The outpouring of giving to Sa’fyre Terry, who had been through so much, shows us the best of who we are.  When our hearts are open,  we are the most loving we can be. I wish this giving spirit to be a part of your holidays which ever one you celebrate!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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