An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scofted. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Day 52-Bob Evans (February 21st)
I am not sure why, but I am having trouble writing a blog for this day. I have started and stopped it about 10 times today and seem to be having writers block. My gift for this day was to treat my friend and her son to breakfast at Bob Evans. It was her day off and I was happy she chose to spend her morning with me. I had gift cards left over from Christmas so I figured I could use them on this day to pay for our breakfast. My friend was gracious for the free meal and she had leftovers for her son for lunch. I use to be stingy with my gift cards, trying to make them last as long as I could and only using them for myself. But since my giving challenge has started I find it much easier to use up my gift cards on other people. It is funny how the more I give, the more I want to give and the more opportunities I to find to give. Have you given a gift today?