Posted on October 17, 2012
A recent article in BBC News reports on the generous giving of a woman, Dame Stephanie Shirley, who ran away from the Nazis to London at the age of five. She grew up to become a very successful woman, who donated much of her wealth to good causes. When asked what makes her donate, she gave a very interesting answer: Joy. Giving makes her happy and brings her joy, much more joy than just buying things for herself.
I think that we can all learn a valuable lesson from Dame Shirley. Giving can be a very rewarding experience that uplifts our spirits and brings joy to us and to others. I hope that we can all take this lesson to heart and always try to give more of ourselves.