By Gary Morsch
Not anyone desires to finish life's trip pondering: Did my lifestyles count number for anything? Did i've got a reason behind being right here? The tales during this e-book express that for individuals of every age, source of revenue degrees, and services, the reply could be a resounding "Yes!" From amazing examples -- aid efforts within the aftermath of typhoon Katrina or paintings in refugee camps in Afghanistan -- to localized, daily activities, the authors display that dwelling a lifetime of carrier to others, and seeing how lives are replaced for this reason, establishes the which means and value all people lengthy for. furthermore, the publication presents techniques for making a functional lifestyles via day-by-day carrier. The authors end up that the facility to discover success is close by, and that the invention is ready to be made in houses, offices, groups, neighborhoods, and faculties all throughout the USA.
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I wanted to see Merita’s grave, so we drove there on our way out of the village. Weeds have grown up around her headstone, much like they have in and around the bombed-out buildings that surround the area. But the headstone still stands tall, a monument to the purity of a child and the grace of a community. “She taught us to love one another,” the monument says, chiseled with hard tools into the stone. I felt it chiseled into my own heart as well. 41 This page intentionally left blank Chapter Four Give What You Can Doing a thing because you feel wonderful about it—even a work of charity—is in the end a selﬁsh act.
Some volunteer at rescue missions or food banks or medical or legal clinics. Some just see their colleagues differently. Looking for ways to serve others becomes a daily practice. It gives meaning to their day. I see a transformation in people every time we do an airlift to some needy area. Volunteers don’t at ﬁrst know how to respond to the needs they see. Once they assist someone who lives an ocean away, they see the needs in their own neighborhoods. I have often seen it happen that a person has to leave his country in order to truly see his own community and its needs.
On the ground the staff becomes a serpent, but it changes back into a staff when Moses picks it up. I think God is telling Moses that whatever he has at hand will be enough to do the job. I had a laptop computer. Soldiers throughout Kosovo had dollar bills in their hands. That was enough to bring honor to Merita and dignity to her family. In the previous chapter I mentioned the dying man who offered his few slices of tangerine to soothe the throat of another dying man. What he had in his hand was just what the other man needed.