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Blessed are those who give without remembering, and take without forgetting.- Princess Elizabeth, Asquith Bibesco
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We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.- Unknown (often falsely attributed to Winston Churchill)
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"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day."- meJanuary 15, 2010 by Anonymous in Giving ID#:261465
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Sometimes a small thing you do can mean everything in another person's life- who do u think?
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Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My
six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we
bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great.
Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you
more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And
Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"
Along with the laughter from the other customers
nearby I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong
with this country. Kids today don't even know how to
pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"
Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me,
"Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"
As I held him and assured him that he had done a
terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him,
an elderly gentleman approached the table.
He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that
God thought that was a great prayer. "Really?" my
son asked. "Cross my heart," the man replied.
Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating
the woman whose remark had started this whole
thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A
little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."
Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of
the meal. My son stared at his for a moment and then
did something I will remember the rest of my life.
He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked
over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big
smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream
is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good
Sometimes we all need
some ice cream.
I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!- -a good friend of mine
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That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.- Simone de Beauvoir
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When you learn, teach. When you get, give.- Maya Angelou
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No matter how bad you think your life, wake up each day and be thankful for what you have. Someone somewhere is fighting just to survive.- Unknown
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never get tired of doing little things for others, sometimes those little things occupy the biggest parts of their hearts.- Unknown
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sometimes the most you can do for someone is nothing- me