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The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.
— Albert Einstein

So, I married a giver. Moving? He is your man, even if you have a piano. Fundraising? He has sent every team to somewhere, bought enough cookies to last the year, and I am pretty sure he has "saved" all land, air, and sea creatures. Need a hand? Give him a call, he will be there, no questions asked. 

I consider myself very lucky, it is one of the many reasons I married him, but it also got me thinking. Am I a giver? Sure, I throw change into the red bucket, volunteer my time occasionally, and leave good tips. But am I a true giver? A selfless, always available, never think twice, life-changing giver?

If I had to be honest with myself, the answer would sadly be "no." Sometimes it takes witnessing the actions of others to put our own actions in perspective. Although a painful self-discovery, I am eager to take the steps to change. When people think of me, I want them to think of a true giver. 

How about you?

"Fit 50"

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