At least it should be.
Fred and Millie Cargill had been married forty years. Although they both came from what most would consider to be humble beginnings, their families wanted them to receive an education beyond high school. There was one problem: Neither family had enough money to fund education.
Despite this, Fred and Millie were able to receive the education they wanted, through the sacrificial giving of others. The gifts were indeed sacrificial because family members and friends gave gifts came not from their excess, but out of their own poverty.
The Cargill’s felt blessed by this sacrifice and their education opportunities as a result. So they found an even greater purpose in their giving when it became connected to their personal experience. They now give scholarships to individuals to receive an education who otherwise would not be able to attend college. As a result they are experiencing a new found joy in their generosity.
The joy in generosity comes most when it connects to personal experience. However, all too often decisions to give or not to give are caught up in a “business decision” when it is ultimately a personal decision.
Think for a moment about your own journey. What is one thing you could give to that touches your life personally? Something that connects with a personal experience from the past where a person or an organization helped you at a time of need?
And really, you should give as much attention to the distribution of your wealth – in lifetime and legacy – as you did in building it.
If you don’t decide, it will be decided for you one way or another. Do it now and you get to experience the joy!
Wealth is more than money. Don’t just plan for your future, live it right now.
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