I saw two pieces of information that grabbed my unconscious and has been floating around for days.
"A study found that poor people are more generous then wealthy people."
And from MothersQuotes.com:
Four Things You Can't Recover
The Stone after the Thrown
The Word after it's Said
The Occasion after it's Missed
The Time after it's Gone
I remember my Kentucky Mamaw and Papaw giving everything they had to keep family and extended family fed, and temporary shelter. They weren't well off and struggled everyday of their life.
Their example was lived out by my Mom who was wealthy in comparison and her generosity lives on in me. Though generosity isn't always food or monetary.
Each of us walks through life in lack of one sort or another. Lack of kind uplifting words when none can be found. Lack of encouragement when anger can only be found. Lack of inclusion when isolation is overwhelming. Lack of adventure when self-confidence escapes us.
Yet when we with lack reach out and give with a generous heart what we need to another, it's amazing how the action pulls us from a inner place of poverty to a place of enrichment, peace, close proximity to God that no other action can.
Who among you will give your child a stone when he asks for bread?
Music from American Authors, with Best Day Of My Life.
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