The Gift of Giving

I have been noticing that people are much more receptive to giving lately. I enjoy watching Extreme Home Makeover and Oprah’s Big Give. This may be a trend, hopefully one that is here to stay. I came across a video of Bill Clinton talking about the empowerment of giving, the gift of forgiveness, people who refuse to be defeated against all odds. The stories are powerful. I particularly liked what he said about making the world a better place and by giving we broaden the reach of those who we bless with our gifts even beyond the direct recipients.