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Like most people, I was brought up to look upon life as a process of getting. It was not until in my late thirties that I made this important discovery: giving away makes life so much more exciting. You need not worry if you lack money. This is how I experimented with giving away. If an idea for improving the window display of a nearby store occurred to me, I stepped in and suggested it to the storekeeper. If something interesting happened, the story of which I thought the local Catholic priest could use, I called him up and told him about it, though I am not a Catholic myself.

One discovery I made about giving away is that it is almost impossible to give away anything in this world without getting something back, though the return often comes in a form that is not expected. One Sunday morning the local post office delivered an important letter to my home, though it was addressed to me at my office. I wrote the post office manager a thank-you note. More than a year later I needed a post-office box for a new business I was starting. I was told at the window that there were no boxes left, and that my name would have to go on a long waiting list. As I was about to leave, the post office manager appeared in the entrance. He had happened to hear our conversation. “Wasn’t it you that wrote us that letter a year ago about delivering a special letter to your home?” I said it was. “Well, you certainly are going to have a box in this post office if we have to make one for you. You don’t know what a letter like that means to us. We usually get nothing but complaints.”

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Sunshine 3级
2010-06-21 回答

和大多数人一样,我在长大的过程中一直把生命看做一个获取的过程。在我不到三十岁的时候,我有了一个重要的发现:馈赠能给生活带来更多的惊喜。不用因为没钱而担心。下面来说说我是如何尝试馈赠。如果一天我路过一个商店,我对它的橱窗展柜的摆放有改进的想法,那么我会走进商店将我的想法告诉店员。如果生活中有一些趣事发生,并且我觉得当地的天主教牧师能用得着的话,我将打电话告诉他,尽管我本人并不是一个天主教徒。

关于馈赠我也发现,在这个世界上当你馈赠之后,一般都会有所回报,尽管这份回报的形式你难以预料。一个周日的早晨,本地的邮局将一封本该寄往我办公室的重要邮件直接寄到我家。事后我给邮局经理写了一些感谢的话。一年多以后,当我的事业刚起步需要邮局信箱的时候,我在窗口被告知暂时没有剩余的信箱了,并且我的名字在一个很长的等待名单之后。当我要走的时候,邮局经理出现在门口,他碰巧听到了刚才的谈话。“是你一年前写信感谢我们把一封重要邮件寄到你家么?”经理问,我说是的。经理接着说,“好吧,你必将得到一个信箱,我们将给你做一个。你可能意识不到一封感谢信对我们多重要,除了抱怨,我们从未得到什么。”

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多年之后再次看到这篇文章,很感慨

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匿名用户 9级
2010-06-21 回答
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Like多数人民,我被带来了由在生活的神色决定作为得到的过程。 不是直到在我的30岁末我做了这个重要发现: 给非常使生活更加扣人心弦。 如果您缺乏金钱,您不需要担心。 这是我怎么试验了给。 如果改进的一家附近的商店的窗口显示一个想法发生了给我,我走进来并且建议了它给保管员。 如果事有趣发生,故事我认为地方天主教教士可能使用,我打了电话他和告诉他对此,虽然我不是天主教徒。
我做关于给的One发现是给任何东西在这个世界是几乎不可能的,无需让某事回到,回归经常虽则进来没有期望的形式。 一星期日早晨地方邮局提供了一封重要信件到我的家,虽然它对我演讲了在我的办公室。 我写了邮局经理一封感谢信。 更多比一年后我需要我开始的新的事务的一个邮政专用信箱。 我被告诉了在窗口没有箱子,并且我的名字在一份长的候补名单上将必须去。 因为我将离开,邮局经理出现于入口。 他偶然听见我们的交谈。 “Wasn’t它写我们信件前大约提供一封特别信件的一年到您的家的您?我说的”它是。 如果我们必须做一您的, “Well,您在这个邮局一定有一个箱子。 您don’t知道什么信件喜欢手段给我们。 我们通常得到complaints.”