More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity
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As we walked through this conversation openly and honestly over time, all of our lifestyles changed. The truth was, none of us really cared about going out to eat; we all just wanted to be together for a meal. We all loved hanging out together. We all needed to eat. We did not, however, need to go out to an expensive restaurant in order to fill those needs. So instead we put our heads together, set aside individual agendas, and got creative. Those of us who had extra income chose to see it
he got help through increased access and opportunity, which was exactly what he needed. Today, he has expanded his organization to a mentoring program with hundreds of mentoring relationships. He turned his access into access for other people. MORE OR LESS ACCESS When we look at where we are in life, we usually focus on the place we want to be and what it takes to get to that place. Right? We dream of what it will feel like to arrive. That’s a good thing. We should never stop dreaming and
five-year-old kid in the middle of a war. I eagerly told him yes. James began to tell me a clear visual story. “Have you ever seen Saving Private Ryan? There’s a scene at the beginning where all the soldiers storm the beach, and in surround sound you continuously hear bullets gliding by your ears. Each bullet flashes past so close you can almost feel the impact. Meanwhile, people all around you fall, hit by those same bullets that somehow miss you. That’s what it was like; you just run. You
got a job at the San Diego Zoo to save up more money and to work toward her goal, which is to become a massage therapist. Rob took his GED and passed with all A’s and has moved onto college classes. Caitlin’s generosity started with keys but is now transforming lives as well. Out of old keys, she is forever changing lives. More Than a Meal On September 16, 2011, I sent out a thought through Twitter that said, “Cool concept. 10 friends have dinner monthly. Each put $100 on the table.
dignity to the person that you walked in solidarity with for the past days. Choose a celebration that will inspire you to complete your task when you want to give up. Celebrate big, celebrate well, and celebrate in an appropriate way. Questions How will you celebrate the completion of your Enough Experiment? In what way will you celebrate your friend in solidarity? What would be an inappropriate way to shock your system in celebration? Who do you need to invite to your