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Response to ashling (Original post)

Wed Apr 23, 2014, 01:28 PM

5. There was a movie years back

called Pay It Forward. I was very impressed with the message it sent and have done some of that in the last several years. We give to the local food bank knowing there are others not as fortunate as we are. Of course, that could change tomorrow. We also give to the Innocence Project. While the dollars we send are minimal, the cause is beyond phenomenal. Over three hundred people have been "saved" from a wrongful conviction from years past. Who could ask for more? Yes, these people will never know that my wife and I sent money to help them, but we will know we helped them. When we read of someone else that is saved through the Innocence Project, we just smile knowing the importance of their efforts. This is also true of the local food bank. It doesn't matter who it is, just donate money, time, effort and you will see the results.

We define value by what we have done to help others. As long as we are satisfied with that and know that it is helping others, we are content with our decisions. Are we wealthy? Heck no. We are middle class and happy.

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