The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration but its donation. – Corrie Ten Boom
When we donate to a worthy cause we are doing it to make a difference to someone. I think about all the opportunities our family has had to donate to organizations over the years such as:
Operation Christmas Child
Bucket Buddies Mission
Riley Children’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
Angels of Giving
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Just to name a few…….
I love donating items and time to worthy causes. Seeing smiles on the children’s faces when they get a book at Riley Children’s Hospital, a wish granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation or a gift bucket from Bucket Buddies Mission makes the donations seem so worthwhile. You can see how you really make a difference through donations.
That same concept of donation applies to your life. What kind of a donation are you making with your life? Are you giving a good donation of your time to your family, your friends, your church? Or are you giving the donation to the world through long hours on the job or a lot of hours watching television?
As a new day dawns, you are given another opportunity to make a meaningful donation. Ask yourself today, “when I look back over my life and all that I have done, can I say that I made a meaningful donation during my life’s duration?” I hope you can, but if not, start right now. It’s never too LATE for you to DONATE!