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Giving Rewards

Monday, July 28, 2014

Partially to tuck away that last blog, I'm posting another right away that is a little more positive.

What does a reward minus a few gifts equal? More reward.

How can that be? Well, in hard numbers it looks like this:
$20 - $4.50 - $5 - $10.50 = Feeling rewarded

*I spent $4.50 buying a stranger coffee and breakfast, since all he could afford was the free water.
*I spent 2 hours with a dog that was running loose in the streets, and gave a neighborhood kid $5 after he recognized the dog and without hesitation ran down the street to show me where it lived.
*I spent $10.50 on a leash while I was waiting for the owners to call me back since they weren't home, and I was afraid the doggy needed water or treats or to go potty.

They gave me $20 when the dog was finally home. I tried to refuse it, but he insisted. It wasn't until later that I realized it was the perfect dollar amount for the gifts I freely gave to others. And yet, I am still the one who feels bestowed a gift. It may sound cliched or cheesy, but it's true.

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