Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Put the “Giving” Back into Turkey-Day

Put the “Giving” Back into Turkey-Day: Our reactions were startlingly different. I grabbed the handle of my umbrella more tightly and tried to frame my response. In the very same instant, my colleague handed her umbrella to the stranger – who thanked her politely. We walked on, sharing one umbrella, and entered the restaurant for our meeting.

As we looked out the window, dry and cozy, we saw the man making his way slowly down the street in a wheelchair. My colleague’s umbrella was providing him with shelter from the deluge – at least for the time being.

Should philanthropy be instinctive or strategic?

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