Be a generous giver while you are still living

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  1. Ridwan_Sugi

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    Hi, just got a nice email from my friend, and i thought it's good story :

    A rich man who once asked his priest, "Why does everybody call me stingy when everyone knows that when I die I will leave everything I have to this temple?"

    The priest said:

    "There once was a pig and a cow. The pig was unpopular and the cow was loved by all in the village. This puzzled the pig.

    The pig said to the cow:

    'People speak warmly of your good nature and your helpful attitude. They think you are very generous because each day you give them
    milk, butter and cheese. But how about me? I give them everything I have. I give them the famous sausages, bacon and ham i.e. my entire body.
    Yet no one likes me. Why is that?'

    The priest continued: "Do you know what the cow answered?

    The cow said, 'Perhaps it is because I give while I am still living.'

    LOVE PASSIONATELY
     
  2. Shahrier

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    Lol. ;P

    Anyways, yes, you should give while you are still living.
     
  3. kayetaylor

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    I agree with you.... :)
     
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    Totally agree with you. You cannot take your riches in grave.
     
  5. firstchoicecar

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    I agree with this,Thanks for sharing this one.
     
  6. PakDe

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    I am with you.

    We give the power to us to be rich by giving to others.

    Rich and wise people are always generous and big giver.

    I am one of them. :)
     
  7. khaleel

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    I would say Give, Give and Give
     
  8. DaveB

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    Giving is one of the best things you can do with your life. It does not even have to be about money either. Giving your time and even what very little extra food or clothes you may have can go along way. Sometimes it is hard to give as we get caught up in our own lives but if you truly want to give you can. There are so many ways to touch someone else's life. Giving why you are alive can do wonders far beyond when you die and you have much more control of what you can give. Has anyone ever heard the story about the Mousetrap? That's a great tale about what happens when you do not help others. I like this story as well. My only confusion is what could teh pig give while he was still alive. Isn't a pig a bit limited in this regard?
     
  9. D Alishouse

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    Very nice inspiration for the day. A lot of times as we strive to provide for our families and have a successful business we forget how important it is to give. The world would be a better place is we all gave of ourselves just a little bit, every day (like the cow in your story). If you need a more selfish motivation to give, it actually improves your state of well-being. Giving has been proven to lower blood pressure and decrease stress in our own lives. So when you're feeling overwhelmed, the best thing to do for everyone, including yourself, is give to someone else in need.

    Thank you for your post!
     
  10. Sprinkles

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    i agree one has to give
     
  11. sigma

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    And the cow is giving everything including entire body as well after it die
     
  12. Sprinkles

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    Giving is a spiritual law.....so there is no way out! You must give
     
  13. Jerlene

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    Yes! I plan to give while I am still living but I also plan to give when I'm gone. I have a living will and I'm leaving most of my stuff to my niece. :)
     

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