Giving Back

brendamarie By brendamarie, 19th Jun 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This article is about the many ways one can give back to the world. Even if, you do not have money to give there are other ways you can give back.

The greatest life lessons my parents even taught to me

The great life lesson my parents taught me was to give back. My parents were a great example of this. Growing up we never had much money, my family was basically poor. It took everything my parents had just to put food on the table for all of us. We grow our fruit and vegetables. Things were never easy for us.

I have found over my lifetime, that it is people like this who are the first ones willing to help others. My father was the deacon of our church. He often had food and clothing drives for the poor. He was always the first one to volunteer when something needed to be done at the church or in our neighborhood.

Give back only if you can give your time

I am not what you would call a rich person. At least not rich in money. I beleave my father was right, and although I do drive, I still give back. My son and I do a lot to help the VFW; it is in walking distance of my home. We often help them with their drives and parties to raise money.

I give my lightly used clothing and other household items to a charity called Pets for Vets. They raise money to match shelter animals with veterans, who are looking for pets. Pet for Vet is a great charity. They help the community in so many ways not only do they help unwanted animals find a home, but they also help out veterans.

Just because you do not have money to give to help your community does not mean, that you can not help in other ways. I beleave it is everyone's job to make the world a better place, even if we only help in a small way.

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Please help make the world a better place, in your own way. Thank-you for reading.

photo by Brenda Marie © 2015
content by Brenda Marie © 2015 all right reserved


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author avatar Retired
20th Jun 2015 (#)

Nice article. Thanks, Brendamarie.

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author avatar Shamarie
20th Jun 2015 (#)

Beautiful post, Brendamarie!!! Thank you!!!

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author avatar Retired
20th Jun 2015 (#)

Very inspiring message!

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author avatar Ram Bansal
21st Jun 2015 (#)

The best give back to the World, in my view, is to make own children responsible citizens of the World.

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author avatar brendamarie
21st Jun 2015 (#)

Ram Bansal, that is a great way to give back

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Jun 2015 (#)

Thanks Brendamarie for this post that resonates with me.

I have been in the finance field all my life. I have moved with the very rich and also the very poor. If I want to borrow $50, I will approach the poor because they have a more generous heart! siva

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author avatar Carol Roach
25th Jun 2015 (#)

I grew up poor as well and I am still poor. I used to take in stray cats. I have volunteered for different things all my life

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