Pay It Forward--One Bag of Groceries and All My One Dollar Bills

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Real Estate Broker with Charlemagne International Properties BRE# 01147470

During the month of December I decided to purchase a bag of groceries for the local food bank each time I shopped for myself, and stuff all my $1.00 bills in the Salvation Army kettle each time I passed a bell ringer.  I think I received more "God Bless You" blessings this month than I received all year.  I notice no difference in my bank account but my heart and spirit are overflowing.

 

People need food, clothes and shelter every month of the year, not just during the holiday season.  Tomorrow I'm cleaning my closet and making a donation to Goodwill.  My rule of thumb will be "If I did not wear it in 2010 someone else will wear it in 2011.

 

I donate to the Children's Miracle Network each time I close a transaction, but I can do more.  In 2011 I plan to keep my eyes and heart open to opportunities to change the world one life at a time.

 

It's a big world so choose your little corner and make a difference.

Norma Toering - REMAX Palos VerdesNorma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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Shawna - My closet really needs to be "thinned" and I'm certain once an item is donated I will not miss it.

January 01, 2011 07:28 PM
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Lottie -- Other than donating to the The Children's Miracle Network each time I close a transaction my giving is rather random--I need a regular plan too.

January 01, 2011 07:30 PM
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Ralph - Thank you for kind words and we really should meet in person--maybe the next LA Raincamp--I had a client in from China last time and could not attend.

January 01, 2011 07:32 PM
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Ken - I'm sure you made that server's night--Lovely gesture!

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Wonderful post.  I spent yesterday compiling a large amount of things to give to those who can enjoy them more than I have put them to use this past year.  Out with the old - no use hoarding!  I try to teach my daughter the same patterns - if you haven't used it, worn it, listened to it, etc - let someone else enjoy it who will appreciate it more.

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