A Formula For A Successful Life
By Steve Goodier
I have a friend who is a CPA. He lamented with me once about
some of his wealthier clients - those with six and seven figure incomes. Some of
these people, he said, even despite the obvious tax benefits, refused to give
any of their money away. Some are spending more money on grooming their pets
than on feeding hungry children. They simply have not discovered the importance
and power of giving. And sadly, these wealthier clients are in a position to do
something significant, but they choose to do nothing at all.
Author Kent Nerburn wrote a book titled LETTERS TO MY SON: A
Father's Wisdom on Manhood, Life, and Love. In one letter, he teaches his son
the value of generosity:
"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others. We are all
children of chance, and none can say why some fields will blossom and others lay
brown beneath the August sun. Care for those around you. Look past your
differences. Their dreams are no less than yours, their choices in life no more
easily made. And give. Give in any way that you can, of whatever you possess. To
give is to love. To withhold is to wither. Care less for your harvest than how
it is shared, and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace."
How fortunate for one boy that his father is showing him how to
People who live well are experts at giving. They give their
money; they give their time. They share their wisdom and their skills. They
quickly say yes when asked to help.
For them, the formula is simple: to give is to love and to love
is to live. It's a formula for a successful life.
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