From Slaving to Saving

May 9, 2007

“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”
Booker T. Washington


3 Responses to “From Slaving to Saving”

  1. Terry Bennett said

    So true. I really like this quote. Whenever I’m feeling sorry for myself, I find someone or something that needs a little help. Stepping out of myself is not always easy to do but once I do it, I always feel rewarded. I end up meeting people and feeling good about the world and good about what I am adding to it. I’m not a fancy philanthropist with money to burn but I am able to give my time and people seem to appreciate it.

  2. Terry–

    Hats off to “fancy” philanthropists–and to peasant ones, too! The act of giving is what matters. I’ve interviewed people who say things such as: “YOU know what it’s like to donate millions of your own dollars and not see results.” Well, no, not really. I’m more of a 20’s or 100’s donor myself–depending on the day and the state of my bank account. I give what I can. I do what I can. And always feel happy that I did. I get what you mean about stepping outside yourself. Giving and doing are mega blues busters.


  3. Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University

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