Maryam Scoble has just embarrassed me.
And yes, I love Maryam as well
People that really know me will know that I don’t like “tooting my own horn”. Generally I like to be the quiet guy in the back of the room.
My blog is probably the only place I ever push my own agenda, and I try not to do it here either. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE it when my blog gets attention. I’m just not as comfortable when *I* am getting attention.
So why am I linking to Maryam’s post?
Pride. I guess. I am just proud that I’ve been able to do a lot of little things that over time have come to mean more than any individual action. Good grows.
And doing good grows on you. It is a habit I can highly recommend.
And I’m hoping others realize it doesn’t really take a lot to do a lot. Share your server with a blogger (or seven) from India. Give a gal $10 to help save her family farm. Contribute to an organization that encourages citizens to communicate with our deployed troops.
To me it isn’t interesting that I do these things. What is interesting is that many people don’t. I feel just as good giving someone ten dollars for a good cause as Bill Gates does getting a building on a campus named after him.
The giving are the gifted. And it isn’t the size of the gift that matters.
What matters is that giving feels great – and giving gets other people to give.
And little things matter.
Thanks, Maryam. I truly appreciate you being a part of my life.
Rob La Gesse has tagged me to blog about the 4×4 theme that is going on right now, and I am too lazy and too fickle to do that, so I will write about four reasons I Red heart Rob La Gesse.