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High Coo – Nov 19 – Giving and Receiving


As we approach the giving season, a couple of wise sayings come to mind:

“Some people spend their money freely and still grow richer. Others are cautious, and yet grow poorer. Be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others and you will be helped.” Proverbs 11:24-25 http://www.goodnewsbible.com

“If you knew, as I do, the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing some of it.” http://www.quuf.org/the-buddha-on-the-power-of-generosity/

While generosity is a common topic across religions, it is also a subject for academic research. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK6xbsn1jfw and The Science of Generosity at https://generosityresearch.nd.edu/

Whomever or whatever motivates you, please consider giving a little more this year.

Today’s senryu: Giving and Receiving

if you see a need

then contribute what you can

what goes ’round comes ’round


High Coo – July 15 – Give Something Away Day

We all have something we can give. While clothing, money and food are the most common donations, we can simply give a smile, a word of encouragement or a dedicated moment of undivided attention and appreciation.

As the Dalai Lama reminds us, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

Today’s haiku:

Why Give

How might we practice

generosity today?

It’s good for our health.

For more information on the health benefits of giving see: https://www.rush.edu/news/health-benefits-giving#:~:text=Why%20giving%20feels%20good%201%20Greater%20self-esteem%20and,giving%20your%20time%20may%20have%20protective%20benefits.%20