Thursday, May 22, 2008
Visit 29-Day Giving Challenge
I came across this site, 29 Gifts.Com and I was challenged to to try it out. In this times of financial crunching ourselves, it has been a challenge to think of others who are more needy.
My cousin, R and I, had breakfast in Manila before I left. We discussed thinking and serving others as a way to widen our perspectives and think outside our own lives, which always seem smaller than what others have to endure.
So on May 20, a man standing outside of Walmart handed me a small spiritual newsletter:
"Please, won't you help me, ma'am? Everyone has been ignoring me all morning. I just need a one dollar donation."
"Sure," I said, handing me the dollar.
He said thanks in a deep and sincere way, like a light went on in him.
I looked back and the others did ignore him. I stayed for two minutes and not one pedestrian even looked at him.
Little did he know that his deep thanks lit up a light in me, too, inspiring me to be conscious of more opportunities to give.
Take up the challenge at here. It's easier than you think.
How shall we give today?
Posted by TOW Blog at 10:00 AM