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TRY GIVING YOURSELF AWAY

the local Catholic priest could use, I call him up and tell him about it, though I am not a Catholic myself. If I run across an article some Senator might want to read, I mail it to him. Sometimes I even send books to virtual strangers, when I feel sure they would be interested in a"find" I have made. Several fine friendships have been. started in that way.
Successful giving-away has to be cultivated, just as does successful getting. Opportunities are as fleeting as opportunities for earning quick profits. But you will find that ideas in giving are like some varieties of flowers-the more you pick them, the more they bloom. And giving-away makes life so much more exciting that I strongly recommend it as a hobby. You need not worry if you lack money. Of all things a person may give away, money is the least permanent in the pleasure it produces and the most likely to backfire on the giver. Emerson was wise and practical when he wrote, "The only gift is a portion of thyself."
People have different things to give. Some have time, energy, skill, ideas. Others have some special talent. All of us can give away appreciation, interest, encouragement-which require no money expenditure unless for a postage stamp or a telephone call.
The giver-away should "major" in the items in which he is "long," and fill in with the rest. Having no special talent myself, I specialize in ideas and appreciation and assorted surprises. If I am buying popcorn at a popcorn wagon and a couple of urchins are watching longingly, I order three bags, pay for them, hand the urchins their two bags and walk away without a word. It never fails to make the world more exciting for three people.
Of course you will be tempted to backslide. An idea popped into my head one day which I thought some department store might be able to use profitably. "Now this idea is worth money," I said to myself. "I'll try to sell it."
"You'll do nothing of the kind," said my wiser self. "You'll not spend your time peddling an idea; you'll give it away and get it out of your system."

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