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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.
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    I really enjoyed this blog. What a wonderful thing it is to be a giver--makes ya feel good about yourself plus lots of kudos from everyone. Also I read that if you give, it sets up an "opulence" mentality that actually does attract more to you. I'm really proud of you, maintining your weight and about your plans and stoppers in place. =)
    2009 days ago
  • GINA180847
    Wow, what a great guy! Can I adopt him too, spiritualy that is?
    2010 days ago
  • JUDY106
    Well, thanks for sharing about your brother. I know you are so happy to have him for a brother. So glad you are doing OK and not doing any binning. i hope you are getting support in the OA group. I really loved the group and try to do things on lone with OA.

    Happy thanks Giving. Hugs Judy
    2011 days ago
    amazing . Truly wonderful ..
    2012 days ago
    THANK YOU for sharing your dear brother with us. He is a hero,
    What a blessing for you to have him in your family. What a blessing for ALL of us, to have him in this world.

    His is a terrific story for us to think about this Thanksgiving week!

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    2012 days ago
    I'm going to "spiritually adopt" your brother....I definitely want him in my "spiritual circle." Thanks so much for sharing his life path stories.
    2012 days ago
    You brother is awesome! Pay it Forward is my favourite book/film, even though I cry buckets at the ending.

    Keep going on the healthy eating, you are doing great, and having binge stops is amazing.
    2012 days ago
    Great blog!
    2012 days ago
    Woo Hoo! It's working 'cause you're working it!
    : )

    2012 days ago
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