Saturday, December 3, 2016

Giving

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Everywhere Thomas went, someone asked for donations, each charity needier than the last. He always politely listened, then continued on his way. Thomas had places to be and important things to do. 

No one could tell him when, to whom, or even how much to give. But, in his private moments, Thomas donated anonymously to the ones who weighed the heaviest on his heart. 



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10 comments:

  1. That's the best way to do it! No one can give to everything, better to pick one or two things you really, really love and support them as much as you can.

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  2. I agree it the best way to give anonymously. Give without expectation to receive anything in return.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  3. Beautifully done, Annie. Thomas followed his heart and that's what is most important and significant. Thanks for the answer to my e-mail earlier. I am working on my post. Very difficult. Sending lots of love and prayers to all, but especially you and Chloe Jo, Janet

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  4. As long as you do it with a cheerful heart, each gives in their own way.

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  5. Very nice, Annie. Thomas has the right idea... :)

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  6. I think Thomas is on the right path. 'Giving' is what is important, not the recognition.

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  7. Well done. Thomas is on the right path.

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  8. If we would all follow his stead...

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  9. Thomas knows the true meaning of giving and gift. There was an article in the paper last week about a man here who has given over $350,000 anonymously to various charities since 2015. He just sends checks to the charities. Imagine their surprise when they get a sizable check in the mail with no identification. He has a spokesperson who talked with the paper because he wants to stay unknown. Maybe his name is Thomas? Thanks for sharing your story with In Other Words.

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