Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Week - Sunday

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the  circumstances of economic injustice which makes philanthropy necessary - Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most excellent of alms is that of a man of small property, which he has earned by labor, and from which he gives as much as he is able - Muhammad


Thanksgiving into Christmas is a huge time of charitable giving. I admit to getting a bit jaded from every request in the mail, etc.  However, there are many folks who live in dire circumstances and do need help. The spirit of Christmas is in giving.

Thus we transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas and open our hearts to the season.

I'll give a Sunday "Amen" to this post.

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  1. As my Dad used to say...giving is good but remember to look after your own family first.

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    1. Your father sounds like a smart man.

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  2. I shall add my Amen too. The most awkward aspect of giving to charities is that once you've made a donation they write, phone and email with an unpleasant persistence.

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    1. you are right and I tend to take them off my list and I let them know why.

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  3. Another Amen from me. Well said Rosalind...I keep it local and person to person. There are many near by in need....Angel Trees, Food Banks and Salvation Army. Amen!

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  4. There are many in need. It's so hard to give to all of them, especially when you have the expenses of the holidays!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  5. I love the sentiment expressed here. :)

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