Happy Freedom Day

Happy Freedom Day

With no books to read or bus fare to go to the library, Matthew Flores approached his mailman, Ron Lynch, and asked him if he had any extra advertisements or newsletters he could have so he could have something to read.

Ron was baffled, saying, “He didn’t want electronics; he didn’t want to sit in front of the TV playing games all day. The kid just wanted to read.”

Ron asked his Facebook friends for reading material.

Books poured in from across the globe. Coming in from all over the country and from as far away as India.

Matthew said he was going to read every book and then give them away to other ‘book-starved kids.’

There is freedom in generosity.

My friend Dunia has said to me many times, “If you don’t want to worry about your finances, learn to give.”

Freedom from worry, whether it’s about money or time or something else, can be yours.

Giving sets your heart free.

Free from worry. Free from stress.

Free from negative thoughts. Free from fear.

It opens your eyes to see all the people who will benefit from what you have in abundance.

As Emerson said, Without a rich heart, wealth is an ugly beggar.

Generosity has been on my mind lately.

I’m looking for ways to live from a more generous place.

I tell myself I’m generous.

I say, “That’s what a generous person would do.” And then I do it.

In the next couple of weeks we are going to be doing something generous, in our family, which will happen because I said these exact words.

I’m excited.

It’s exciting to be generous.

Possibility seems to open up.

Life, in general, feels more free and noble.

Generosity makes your heart, and mine, richer, free-er, and less ugly.

To the freedom of a generous heart,


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