He was interviewed by an idiot after giving a large sum of money to a cause. The guy, much too snide and smug said, “So George, what made you fork over all that cash?”
Without missing a beat, George said, “Because I can. “That’s when I knew, I’d gladly fly to Como on my own nickel to personally wash his windows.
Generosity is relative. Most of us aren’t blessed with the wealth of a George Clooney, but we can still give what we have.
I saw an embroidered pillow that said: Give Till It Hurts – but we don’t have to go quite that far, but point well taken.
When I’m asked, “Why did you just give that bum half your sandwich,” I say, “Because I can.”
That seat on the subway I give up to another who really looks as if they need it more than me is simply because, I can.
If I don’t have cash, my usual state of affairs, I’ll smile and ask, “How ya doin today?” Or tell someone they look nice currency coming in many different forms.
We give what we have, because we can – we were blessed with that choice.