Is a free choice.And since the choiceIs freeIt can be made at any point.It is not reservedFor those that have excessOr who have a track recordOf selflessness,Not only for chronic do-goodersWith bleeding-heart charity,It is not a function reserved forPhilanthropistsNor for people with‘Nice life problems.’More than money,Generosity is a choice.A posture of heartAn open handed perspectiveA […]

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On being a hero

There is a sketchy kind of humilityThat stems from a having a need to be a hero.A sense of obligation to suffer for othersEven when it is not called for,Perhaps even feeling guiltyFor having good fortune.Being concerned about the less fortunateIs a wonderful virtueBut a terrible way to cover upFalse humility.Acts of service done for […]

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I am currently between homesAnd I recently got an opportunityTo give a gift to the family hosting me.It was a small thingBut it made me feel a little less awkward.I think it came from a good placeBut it made me ponder on why gifts are sometimes hard to receive. Sometimes being on the receiving endOf […]

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Selfish Wonders

There’s a temptation To not try generous things, Because they will not be appreciated, And wasted on a people that do not care, That do not see us Or what we contribute. We protest that we are unseen Yet we hide in the shadows of apathy, Mixing genuine exclusion with our own reluctance, For fear […]

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