You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. -- Ruth Smeltzer
It is very easy to do something for someone when you know the favour will be returned. The challenge is doing, giving, or sharing when you know it can't be returned. That is when you truly understand your power to change! Recently I was at the supermarket when a young Mum did not have enough money for her groceries; she was only $10.00 short. She was very embarrassed and tried to phone to transfer money, but nothing worked. The checkout lady put her order on hold and served me. I was privileged to get cash out and hand it to the young mum and walk away. When I got to the car I felt quite emotional. I do not know the feeling now of not having enough to pay for thegroceries. I do, however, remember times when it was very tight. I was surprised by the emotions that filled me. I really wonder what we can do to encourage our learners to give away to others. I think it is important to give and keep on giving, and I plan to build giving into our learning programme for 2012.