If You Are Thankful, Share – Introducing the Purse Project – Free Writing Prompt


If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share. –
W. Clement Stone

Yesterday, I wrote that all of us need to Reach Out and Touch Someone. Here In that post, I was talking about the power of our physically connecting with other human beings, but there are ways that other people need our presences, too.


Not long ago, I saw a random post where the suggestion was made that we women take one or more of the purses just lying around and fill it with deodorant, toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, lipstick, Tylenol–all of the tons of junk that has amassed on our shelves but that someone else needs. Why not stick a silk flower on the bag, too.


And then take the bag to a homeless shelter or to a stoop, where homeless people congregate, and make someone else’s life a little better.

I also said in that aforementioned post about Reaching Out, “Love isn’t love until you give it away.”

We like to think of ourselves as giving, caring people–and in reality, we throw gold mines into the trash. If we truly were giving, caring people, we would find some way to share.

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Ladies, we can initiate the Purse Project. Men, you probably have ideas for the guys, too. How about a shaving kit?


If we cannot find some way to give, then we need to just be honest with ourselves and admit it: We are selfish and greedy people.

Writing Prompt: Do you think that it is important to share? Why? How does your sharing with other people  make you a better person? Describe in detail another way for you and others to share–to give to people around you.








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