Friday, July 23, 2010

TGIF - Do Unto Others...

As we approach another weekend in what has been a long, hot Summer here on the East Coast, may I suggest a slightly different way to spend your "downtime".

Reach out to someone less fortunate and offer them support- moral, financial, or physical.

On this day in July of 1852, Frances Seward, wife of William Seward, President Lincoln's Secretary of State wrote to him after a visit to the Auburn New York Orphan Asylum, “I was greatly interested in the Orphans. . . . One of them has died & is to be buried this morning. As he was a poor colored child placed there by my advice, I am going round and shall defray the funeral expenses.”

Her compassion and support of African-American Slaves is well documented.

The return on your investment in others will be measured in part, by your willingness to give up a part of you to benefit the whole of humanity. The feeling you get when you have done so will be immeasurable.

Have a delightful, safe, and relaxing weekend!

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