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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Incorporating wisdom and generosity

propane-tankHeating expenses come to mind when winter approaches upstate New York, a territory that doesn’t mess around when it comes to snow and cold. Our winters are long.

Modern inventions provide for comfort levels beyond what history has known for thousands of years, but paying for those conveniences can get costly.

Yesterday I met a gentleman who set up an account to help people with fuel costs. His generosity is humbling and done in a humble way. He doesn’t make a big deal about it. He and some friends simply set up an account and asked a non-for-profit organization to be the umbrella for the account.

Eligible recipients receive a boost, or leg up on a short money month.

Sometimes, it’s difficult to be generous because others will take advantage of you, but when done simply and wisely, this man shows that we can help those who help themselves.

After the applicant meets the criteria, the man will call and order fuel to be delivered. There is no huge corporation involved, but kind people.

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posted 9:54:06am Mar. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Keeping mercy
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A star gymnast
Film, The Gabby Douglas Story (2014), captured many of the emotions that surely were experienced before medals were earned at the 2008 Olympics. Gabby’s family, already at a level of impoverishment, sacrificed for Gabby Douglas to continue training. And, although tempted, Gabby didn’t give up.

posted 7:43:20am Mar. 01, 2015 | read full post »

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