Thursday, May 22, 2008

Giving When It Counts

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital,
I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from
a rare and serious disease. Her only chance of recovery
appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year-old
brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and
had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness.
The doctor explained the situation to her little brother,
and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his
blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment
before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes, I'll do it if
it will save her."

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his
sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning
to her cheeks. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded.
He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice,
"Will I start to die right away?".

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor. He
thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his
blood in order to save her.

Most of the time, what you gives isn't really that important.
Rather, it is the attitude that you gives along with your gift.

Those receivers who laugh at your gifts are definitely not
worthy of them. Stop giving to them if that is the case. Why
waste your time, effort and money on those unappreciative bas**rd.
Both you and I know we have much better things to do than, isn't it? ^^

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