I have been meaning to write this post for a very long time but I somehow haven’t gotten around to it. So I decided that since I will be running a 10k ,to help raise money for the men/women homes that my church runs for people with substance abuse problems. I thought that this would a great time to finally write this post. (All details/links can be found below).
My immediate younger sister is almost always broke LOL… She somehow manages to burn through all her money at an alarming rate. I mean it is so bad that at home we call her … Okwu na-eli ego. Which translates to the Fire that burns money.
So when she came over to stay with me during the Easter break, we were just talking and laughing about her “brokenness” level while trying to somehow figure out where in god’s name all her money goes to and maybe come up with a solution to her problem. We ended up just going into town to grab a few things as we couldn’t come up with anything useful.
While we were in town every homeless person my sister would see, she would stop and give them some money. When she finally ran out of change she took money from my purse to give them. Even when we were going back home and desperately running not to miss our train. She would still stop to give them some money!!!! I was there screaming, “You have got be kidding me !!!!! We are going to miss our train!!!! “, but she wouldn’t listen to me. Which drove me insane!!!
Later that evening I realised that, my sister has always behaved like this. Since we were little she would always stop and give whatever she had to the beggars and when she did not have any more money to give, she would ask my parents for some money to give to them. I soon realised that although we all call her okwu na eli ego at home and that she is somehow always broke, she had never ever in her life lacked any thing that she needed. Somebody somehow had always come to provide for her.
I guess that this is the power of giving.
Since that day, I always stop and give anything I have to homeless people I see . Even if it is just a banana or an orange.
I guess that it is all these little things that count. I feel blessed whenever I get the chance to give to them. Just their thank you or smile makes my day.
In case you were wondering, we did not miss our train it was delayed… Lol I told you givers never lack.
TIP:- Give as much as possible. The other person probably needs it more than you do. It also teaches you selflessness.
Shout out to my amazing sister for teaching me the importance of giving.
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