It breaks my heart that maybe that man on the right made some bad decisions in the past and that’s why he’s fishing out of a basket, but he’s still one of us, a human with a mind and a heart and a story. It frustrates me that, most likely, some of the men on the left own million dollar homes and boats and complain about the poor not doing their part and always taking, taking, taking. What they don’t understand is that they are riding on the backs of the broken-hearted, the struggling families, the single mothers, and they have broken the backs of the ones sitting curbside with only a backpack to their name.
Everyone has something to give, whether money or time or love. Rich and average and poor are all human beings and are all gifted with a spirit of unconditional love. It’s just that some people don’t choose or don’t know how to release that.
I’m learning to open myself to the expanse of the universe. Opening myself means unlimited giving because I have been blessed over and over again, and I will continue to be blessed. Giving is never wasted. Give locally and internationally, to the weak and the strong. Give to your biological sisters and sisters you’ve never met. Look beyond the human, the body, to the spirit – the spirit that was created in a sacred place and born to a family just like you and I. We are all different, but we are all the same.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." ~ Winston Churchill
"If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive." ~ Dorothee Solle
"My father (Danny Thomas) used to tell me there are two kinds of people, the takers and the givers. ‘The takers sometimes eat better,’ he would say, ‘but the givers always sleep better.’” ~ Marlo Thomas,
"In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much." ~ Erich Fromm
"In charity there is no excess." ~ Francis Bacon