Tag: giving

Some days work out with a theme a person wouldn’t have seen coming at the outset. So it was last week. I went to Nativity Jesuit Middle School in Milwaukee last Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to meet with my friend Barb Grandoe and the school principal, Jim Wilkinson. We discussed my giving some […]

The time of getting and giving Christmas gifts is breathing right in our faces again, having leaped upon us like an impatient panther even faster than it has in years past. I believe that’s because the Mayan calendar says that things happen faster and faster as the end of a 5,125 year cycle approaches. In […]

William Morris [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This is what I think I am: Good, honest, fair, peaceful, loving, helpful, trusting, euphoric, joyful, accepting, generous, forgiving, and more. This is what everyone is, at the core. Why, then, is there so much chaos in the world, so much evil, so much crap when it comes to human behavior? I suggest that it’s […]

Two-bit Guru | Giving Inspiration | Photo showing a folded speech evaluation form.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write for today’s post, when last Thursday two young fellows each gave me gifts that caused me to feel really good, that glow-in-the-chest kind of good. Their gifts inspired me to share this little story. I help home-schooled kids grow beyond their inhibitions and gain confidence through […]

Two-bit Guru | Giving money to friends | Photo of a Christmas card with a $100 bill sticking out of it.

Four months before Christmas one year, a friend complained that his small business wasn’t doing as well as he’d like. I commiserated, and once we’d opened up the topic of ain’t-times-tough, it became a regular theme. Since things were bad for him, I couldn’t very well say they were good for me, although they were. […]

Two-bit Guru | Give 'n Take | Photo of a weed in the foreground with pole beans in the background getting ready to harvest

“Giving, in all its forms, might be the key to creating heaven on this earth” ~Two-bit Guru~ Throughout the growing season the earth gives us gifts: peas and lettuce early, potatoes and dry beans near the end, but if we didn’t give to the earth along the way, the harvest wouldn’t be nearly as abundant, […]

Two-bit Guru | Learning by Giving | Photo of a bouquet of flowers

I have long searched for one word that would define the ideal purpose of human beings on this earth. It’s likely that at different stages of life we would embrace different words. When we’re younger, Sex might be the word, while at 90 it might not. “Success” would apply to some, “worship” for others, and […]