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I Like Giving by Brad Formsma

This is an easy little book to read.  It doesn’t really say anything that we shouldn’t already know.  But then we often know something we should do but don’t do it until someone reminds us to.  So, it is worth the time to read and think about.

Mr. Formsma  reminds us that living generously does not necessarily mean you must have lots of money to give away.  He, also, makes the point that giving is something we get to do not something we have to do.  We get to give not just to the materially poor but ilikejust as importantly to the emotionally and spiritually poor and to the ordinary people we see everyday that just need a smile.  For many folks this may be a whole new way of thinking about giving.

There are stories of wealthy people and what they have given and stories of pay check to pay check people and what they have given. Some of the stories are quite eye-opening; I Like Being Robbed is one of those.  Some are touching; I Like Scars and I Like Sharing The Dance are two of those.  And there are surprising stories like these, I Like Haircuts and I Like Learning.  All these stories are about real people and what they gave and what they received.

We are often blind to the needs around us.  Perhaps after you read this you will look around with newly opened eyes and see where and how you can give. There are practical ideas and encouragement on how to live generously.   It’s a choice you make.  A choice that could change you and the world around you.75px-The-black-cat1_thumb.jpg

This book was sent to me by Blogging for Books
at no cost to me in exchange for this review.

15 thoughts on “Generosity…

  1. Hi Patricia .. good to meet you and be here .. I’ve come in via the A-Z Challenge .. but I certainly like the idea of this book ..being humble on receiving is a difficult one sometimes .. much easier to give, yet may not be exactly what is required!

    Cheers Hilary

  2. Yesterday I was having a not so great day and went to Petco to send a friend who rescues a card…made me feel so much less sad. Giving is the cure to feeling better about things. Sounds like my kind of book.

    1. It was a quick read but afterwards it made me ponder things. You are right when take the focus off self and put it on another we do feel better.

  3. Hubby and I are giving people. Have been for a very long time. I too can remember when we didn’t have two nickles to rub together. Broke was an understatement. We now have the means to pay it forward.

    Have a fabulous day. 🙂

  4. Yes, I think we all need that wee reminder every now and then. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

    1. It seems the world says we should get/have everything we want and not spend too much thought on others. Easy to become greedy if we only look at ourselves.

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