Be a Giver, Not a Taker

Below you’ll find posts related to how and why to be a giver and not a taker.

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My dogs stink. For those of you that don’t know, I have two pit bulls. Yes, they’re a controversial breed. Yes, I believe they have a bad rap. Yes, they have proven themselves to be great companions. Enough said about that. My dogs don’t choose to stink, they just do. No matter how much we […]

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Teens helping homeless man

As parents, I think we all have aspirations for our kids. We hope they’ll have a career that’s enjoyable, fulfilling and financially rewarding. We hope they marry someone that will honor, love, respect and protect them. We hope they have good health. And so on. Most of us also hope our kids will somehow leave […]

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I’m a fixer. I’ve always been a fixer. As long as I can remember, I’ve been a fixer. I never went to school to be a fixer…though I guess you could. I don’t remember deciding to be a fixer. I just am. It’s part of me. If you can find one in the average American […]


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Looking for a movie that will inspire you or someone else to give? Grab some popcorn or your other favorite must-have movie munchies, then check out one of these classic (or not so classic) flicks about giving, compassion and benevolence. Many of them are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime/Instant Video or at your local library. […]

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Motel room toilet

This morning I was thinking about giving. Which is what I do most of the time. How to give… when to give… why to give. Then I started thinking about why people don’t give. And I realized it’s often because they just don’t give a shit. I know because there was a time, not that […]

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“It’s never enough,” he repeated as we sat together in the cubicle of the community services center. This was a man who had known better times. Late 50s, early 60s, it was hard to tell. “He was a strong, vibrant man when I first started seeing him, but the COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) has […]

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