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Mutual Sharing

While waiting in a supermarket checkout lane for a price check on a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, I overheard a child ask his mother why she likes to give people birthday presents. She responded by saying that she loves … Continue reading

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Generous

Although more than 40 years have passed since I needed help to survive, I’ll never forget the generosity of my great-uncle Ivan and great-aunt Betty. They were instrumental in helping a second-cousin and her son keep up with food and … Continue reading

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So Generous

“When a gift is deserved, it is no longer a gift; it is a payment.” I remember first hearing this statement as a teen, it’s a paraphrase of similar sayings. The words came to mind when an acquaintance showed off … Continue reading

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Giving And Receiving

I received a renewal mailing from one of my favorite advocacy organizations yesterday. I won’t mention which non-profit it is, because that isn’t the point. It’s just that the piece of mail caused me to reflect on the nature of … Continue reading

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Pondering Benevolence

The workings of the human mind are as mysterious as they are ubiquitous. By looking at the face of someone, it’s difficult or maybe impossible to figure out what he is thinking or planning. Each human is a maze of … Continue reading

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On Generosity

Last month, during Veterans’ Day, an old ¬†Army Veteran was selling simple “poppies” near the front entrance of the supermarket. So, I gave him a few bucks and he gave me one of the little paper flowers. I wrapped the … Continue reading

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Good Deeds

When my old boss promoted me to Public Affairs Director for the radio stations, it was an unexpected development. The job was not one that I had pursued. I was more than happy being the music director. At first, the … Continue reading

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