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Giving Back Quotations
Gracious acceptance is an art—an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.
Alexander McCall Smith
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe lead you.
Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change.
…A great gift has been made to each and every one of us—the privilege of living in the world for a short span of years and the opportunity of doing our part to help the less fortunate; to improve civilization; to advance knowledge, both the scientific knowledge of men and the wisdom which is from above. The gift of human life and the opportunity which is ours to serve others…should be regarded as a sacred trust.
Sir David Tang
Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.
Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.
Robert J. Collier
Mazhar El Shorbagi
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
Generous WaitressSubmitted by Jean Hendrick
We were traveling to Michigan two days before Christmas, and stopped in a Huddle House for breakfast. The restaurant was mildly full, but service was a little slow because there was only one young waitress trying to handle all the customers. She was working at full speed, yet had a smile for everyone. Her young...
Lean On UsSubmitted by Anonymous
Ashley Craig is a student at Sussex Middle School in Sussex, New Jersey. A year or so ago she noticed how much her parents were spending on school supplies for her and her siblings. She knew that there were students in our district that could not possibly afford these. Trying to figure out how to help those...
A Shiny Gold CoinSubmitted by Tayler B.
One summer, when I was little, my dad built me a lemonade stand. On sunny days I'd set up outside the local car wash with a cooler and my little black safe. I didn't get many customers but I always had fun, whether I was reading a book or adding puff paint decorations to the safe and signs. One customer I did...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
Jack SwicegoodSubmitted by Jay
Del.Charles Poindexter and State Sen. Bill Stanley have introduced a resolution in the General Assembly commending Jack Swicegood, who has been inducted into the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads Hall of Fame. Swicegood has been a member of the Franklin County Rescue Squad for more than four...
Mary BabiashSubmitted by Lizzy Babiash
Role models are put on this world to make us better people. They set positive examples for the generation under them to follow and help guide us down the right path during our development. We look up to them without them even knowing. Your role model should be someone that you are inspired by. They also helps us...
Elmer DSubmitted by Kristy Adkins
He is my 88 year old neighbor. He is a WWII hero. And when I say hero, I mean hero. He lost most of his platoon on D-Day, he was in a ditch for 300+ days in the bitter cold most of that time. If you ask him, He will tell you, "I'm no hero!" He is as proud to be an American as they come. He is a huge influence in...
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If we can help because we have that from birth we are helped by our parents and do something for those who can not make that time builds humans.
Anderson, Colatina, ES - Brasil
Started a non for profit organization to aid youth with furthering their education. The alumni from Lake View High School are hosting their first benefit for the foundation and I am extremely excited! We are giving back to our youth one party at a time!
Marisa, Chicago IL
Giving back is investing the time and energy to meet a need.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins Ga
Just wanted to stop by and tell you guys, you have the absolute coolest ads on TV. My 16 year old stops, whatever he's doing,to watch them. If you knew my 16 yr old, that's saying a lot.
Keep up the great work and God Bless.
Tracie Reed, Dallas, TX
Love everything you are doing! Thanks . . . there are angels among us.
Sue Parks, Flagstaff AZ