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Giving Back Quotations
Mazhar El Shorbagi
…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.
You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole wide world. There never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over.
Sir David Tang
Have faith in yourself. But have faith in your friends and neighbors, too. I know life is competitive- but it isn't a jungle. Like begets like. Faith inspires faith. People give back substantially what we give them.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
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
If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
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.
There's no substitute for rolling up your sleeves and working with the people who can make a difference. They get the benefit of your participation and you gain a direct understanding of the real problems and potential solutions, which makes you a more informed giver.
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Personal Stories About ‘Giving Back’
What Would Happen If Everyone Paid It Forward?Submitted by Stephen A.
My friend, Brent, told me an interesting story this morning. Like most people who need that morning pick-me-up, you most likely wait anxiously for that sometimes bitter… sometimes cavity-breeding sweet, dark, hot, liquid crack. When you see the barista pour the steamy (or frozen) concoction, it does...
Make Someones Day For 25 CentsSubmitted by Amie
I've been doing this for a long time now, so I thought I'd share it! We have an Aldi Grocery Store where I live. For those of you not familiar with Aldi, you must put a quarter into a slot in order to get a cart unlocked from all the other carts. You get your quarter back when you re-hook it to the other carts....
Will Return, Sister!Submitted by S.A.A
I grew up with a sister like no other. My sister is the oldest of our 12 siblings from the same mom. Despite the fact that I was 3 years younger than her, my sister has always preserved me like I am at her age. She surely is the number outgoing person and the definition of sisterhood on planet earth. She knows...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Giving Back’
Helen C ASubmitted by
Helen has dedicated her life to serving humanity. She is a founding member of the Halfway House Movement, which now has six refuges across the city and of the St. Paul Area Development Corporation (SPADC), an all-volunteer, charitable organization. She is a former National "Social Worker of the Year" and Raymond...
Mary FSubmitted by
Mary is a Search and Rescue canine handler for a federal rescue team. She has two dogs currently, Jake, a World Trade Center veteran, and Sage, a Pentagon veteran. All three of them recently returned from a 10-day deployment in the Gulf Coast zone following Hurricane Katrina. Most of the training and expenses are...
Q MadpSubmitted by Richard Wentland
Q Madp is a true Patriot. He feels is it vital that the memories of all the fallen soldiers from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars not be lost. To this end, Q began traveling to funerals, with permission of the families, to document the final services for the fallen. He has done this basically on his own dime,...
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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