He asked for $50.
This week my friend told me a story that broke my heart. The man who mowed my friend’s lawn, came up after he finished his work and told him that he really needed money and asked if he could borrow some. He needed $50.
Could you imagine working up the courage, the shame inducing gumption, to ask for that? Not $100,000, $10,000, or $1,000, not even $100. It was 50.
My friend held out the money and said, “Take it, but, please, don’t worry about paying it back.”
I’m writing this not to make you feel bad. It’s just to raise the awareness of the utter pain, stress, and agony that is going on in the world (which I was barely aware of until I heard a few stories recently, including the one I just told).
If you have more than many, then you should give to those who have less.
That will not only change your mindset of thinking you don’t have enough; it will remind you of how much you really have.
Giving to others makes us grateful.