A Happy Perspective on Giving

Posted on October 16, 2012

BBC News put out an article about Dame Stephanie Shirley and her reasons for being a philanthropist.  Dame Shirley was one of the children brought over on the Kindertransport to flee the Nazis before WWII.  Since then, she has been very successful and has donated much of her money to good causes.  When asked what makes her give so much, she responds that she does not give because of compassion, she gives because it brings her joy.  Dame Shirley considers giving to be a lot of fun. 

This is a truly inspirational outlook on giving.  We often think about giving as something difficult and challenging.  To change our perspective from one of sacrifice to one of joy, could change how we give and how much we give and make a greater impact on the world.

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