Tag Archives: Giving from the heart

When A Heart Truly Opens

I think of myself as a very generous soul, but have learned, it has to ring true. Giving out of guilt neither helps the giver nor receiver. Two examples: There’s a man I know from AA who I like very … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…September 17th

As I emerged from my local market, an elderly man lost his balance, bracing himself against the side of the store. A kid, who was perched in front with a coffee cup, asking for change, dropped it, to help the … Continue reading

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Pollyanna Flips

I love to give…from the heart, when it opens in truth towards another. But alas, it’s that time of year when those have tos, rear their cocky, cheeky, entitled heads. We get a letter every December first, stating, how many … Continue reading

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Gifts From The Heart

As a follow-up to my, Gun To Your Head Giving, piece, I want to share a thing or two. I love to give.  As I’ve said many times, generosity is the great elixir to personal pain, taking you out of … Continue reading

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Regifting

DON’T!!! Let’s do one another a favor passing on the impulse. Just now, for instance, I opened a box of chocolates whose presenter will remain nameless,  that looked as if they came by way of Gaza, and that’s putting it … Continue reading

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