One of our members shared the following excerpt from “The Sweetness of Charity” by Maya Angelou:
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. The best thing one can give is that which is appreciated. The giver is as enriched as is the recipient, and more important, that intangible but very real psychic force of good in the world is increased. When we cast our bread upon the waters, we can presume that someone downstream whose face we will never know will benefit from our action, as we who are downstream from another will profit from that grantor’s gift.