Thoughts About A Giving Brother
Monday, November 19, 2012
This picture is of him helping at my sisters Halloween store. He did it to help and didn't take pay.
My oldest brother is such an inspiration to me. He doesn't attend organized religion. He does care immensely for the human race. He is the most giving person ever. He was sick so he had gone to local grocery store to get pharmacy items. As he was going into the grocery store, there was a young couple with a small baby. The man asked him if he could sell some of their foodstamps to him for partial cost so they could have the cash to buy baby diapers, toilet paper etc that food stamps does not cover. He pulled out a $50.00 and gave to them (he did not take their food stamps) and said here I hope this helps. He said he was going to do more for them but when he came out they were gone. The next day a client of his paid him with a check and then handed him $200 for such an awesome job. He said he is never able to out give. It always comes back to him some way.
He was driving from Florida to Virginia to meet with clients and stopped for fuel. There was a family stranded with a blown tire. He bought them a tire. He always stops at this one casino and plays a few games and moves on and wins quite a bit actually. This time he won the exact amount he had spent on the tire.
He was at a professional baseball game on his birthday and entered a raffle. Yes, you guessed it. He won $2000. He has helped so many people through the years.
I am guilty of getting so wrapped up in the stuff I need to accomplish that I don't pay enough attention to how I can be of help. I do like to tip generously and at places they normally don't receive tips because so many jobs just don't pay enough.
Anyway, I have maintained my weight for 2 weeks without a loss and I am surprised that I am okay with this. In the past, I would have freaked out if I was trying to lose weight and didn't. I have such a freedom from eating binges now. I can have what I want but I have to stop in my calorie range! I try to choose wisely but when I don't, I have a stoppers in place and then I usually choose something healthy later. It is awesome.