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Season of Giving... Giving in General: What are our Intentions?
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WallSal55 - Newspaper Clippin' from My Kitch Cup. Door    Posted 12-08-2002 at 10:12:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
The following reminds me of how we should give
sometimes anonymously without taking credit.

"A few days ago, I saw a strange sight on a street in NYC. A workman was carrying on his shoulder a long and heavy plank. A strong wind was blowing and the gusts kept swinging the plank from one side to the other. Thus the man's
stride was interrupted, his progress hindered."
"Then another man came walking in the same direction along the same sidewalk. He saw the
workman's predicament and without a word eased his own shoulder under the back end of the plank. Promptly, the workman, ignorant of what had happened behind him, steadied his step and quickened his pace."
"Presently he reached his destination and -- while his undetected helper slipped from under the
load and walked on --lowered the plank to the
sidewalk."
"He did so with the air of a man who is proud of his own strength. He has probably never known
that, all the time, someone else was silently giving him aid."


DeadCarp - boxing day    Posted 12-08-2002 at 15:55:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's okay that we rejected England rule years ago, but wht did we throw the baby out too? They call the day after Christmas "boxing day" and you're supposed to take a box of leftovers to the needy. I like that idea :)
Now i'll tell ya what i did one year: I'd worked was the day before Christmas, and had a hot date that nite (with my future ex -- another long story) so got off the city bus and cut across a park to get home and clean up. Some bum hailed me there, and without thinking, i gave him a piece of my mind and comtinued on. I was already shaving before i realized "It's Christmas Eve!" It didn't take much thinking and shrinking to convince myself i had NO excuse to dismiss the poor fella that abruptly, and the longer i thought about it, the lousier i felt. Finally I called my gal and cancelled the date (my ex understood :) and went looking for him. I wore out a lot of leather on the streets that nite, never did find him but the lesson stayed.




Ana--good story    Posted 12-08-2002 at 12:11:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Even if this story is made up, it's a good story and could easily be a parable, hugh? I think I'll believe it's true.


Dennis and EIEIO    Posted 12-08-2002 at 11:03:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try to do things for others without letting them know who did it. It is a good feeling for both parties.



LH    Posted 12-08-2002 at 10:40:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good story, thanks for sharing the thought


im gonna give    Posted 12-08-2002 at 18:49:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
ME THE BIGGEST HANGOVER


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