Tuesday, November 15, 2011

National Philanthropy Day

Today is National Philanthropy Day. Let's band together to make a difference. Together, we can eradicate extreme poverty and make the world a better place. May we all learn to live simply... so that we can give generously.

Here are some quotes to fuel your thoughts:
Live simply so others may simply live. ~ Mother Teresa
Give away your life; you'll find life given back, but not merely given back — given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. ~ Luke 6:38, The Message
No one has ever become poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. ~ Victor Hugo
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The proper aim of giving is to put the recipients in a state where they no longer need our gifts. ~ C.S. Lewis
And, a very fitting blog post that ties in to these thoughts is today's post by Ann Voskamp on her blog, A Holy Experience.
Model all that matters, the Beautiful, a life like Christ’s — and imitate Christ’s joy — the way He gives.
The way to happiness and healing is always in the opening of a hand.
— the opening a life to the largeness of God.
~ Ann Voskamp
Will you join in?
To live simply...
And give generously?

Our family supports... 
... just to name a few. There are many, many, many worthwhile causes out there today. Choose one, maybe even choose a few... get involved, our world's extreme poor need you... make a difference today!

Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!

1 comment:

  1. GREAT quotes and thoughts! Will be writing our Compassion children this week.