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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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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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Giving

We’ve already been bombarded with commercials and advertising that urge us to purchase holiday gifts. The ads may feature perfect smiling people in idyllic settings. We can count on there being some sort of holiday background music–perhaps sleigh-bells or a … Continue reading

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Giving And Receiving

Second cousin Neal was generous to a fault. He seemed to find a lot of joy in giving gifts of things and of his time. In today’s parlance, Neal (not his real name) was a people-pleaser. His self-sacrifice was so … Continue reading

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