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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sayre hosts Fun Monday

http://sayresmiles.blogspot.com/

Your assignment for this Fun Monday:

"How will you express your inner-Giver this season? Do you donate to a major charity? Do you serve food in a soup kitchen? Is your generosity something private that you do without recognition or do you hand the guy on the corner a dollar whenever you drive by?

Not only do I want to know what you do, but how you do it, why you do it, and a story about your activity and how it made you feel."


I'm going to put a different slant on this...
To me, giving is an all year round activity, not just for Christmas (as the saying goes).

This is where I acknowledge that I find it far, far easier to give than to receive. Partly it's the way I was treated by my mother. Her idea being that 'what's mine is mine, and what's yours is also mine.' She would throw things away because she'd decided to get rid of them...and if they weren't hers...then all the better. In retrospect, I reckon she was ill, that's the generous version of how I react to her legacy.

This Christmas, DH n I have gone halves on something we can share, a 'shopping trolley' i.e. small run-around (Yaris).

Sazmoe has been given the wherewithal to buy a washing machine for her new home. Neighbour has hyacinths, ready potted up for her to enjoy over the next few months. I'm finishing off knitting a scarf as another gift.

Giving is an ongoing activity...

Simple minor acts of generosity happen because at the time "it seems right so to do".

6 comments:

wendishness said...

LOL you're early!

I'm with you, giving is a year round thing, not just at Christmas. I've got mine scheduled for later though. :)

I hope you enjoy the Yaris!

Sayre said...

Simple acts of giving can speak volumes. And that is isn't saved for a special occasion speaks even louder. The world needs more good hearts like yours!

Jan n Jer said...

It truly is better to give then receive...what a good feeling that is. Thanks for sharing and happy FM

Lil Mouse said...

I'm glad so many of us try to give during the whole year long

joangee said...

ty guys
So happy to have 'met' such lovely people

cynicalgirl said...

The need is there year-round, and I'm glad so many of us help when we can, wherever we can.

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