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GENEROSITY (Quotes & Story)

"It is better to give than to receive."

Jesus Christ

 

"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."

Princess Elizabeth

 

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one."

Mother Teresa

 

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill

 

"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out."

Frank A. Clark

 

"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

Maya Angelou

 

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal."

Albert Pike


THE ICE CREAM PRAYER (Author Unknown)

Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby I heard a woman remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"

Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.

"Really?" my son asked.

"Cross my heart," the man replied. Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."

THE END...Sometimes we all need some ice cream.