It’s Better to Give Than to Receive – GUEST POST

What an honor to be a guest blogger for this inspirational site!

Kindness Blog

It’s Better to Give Than to Receive – by Kristi Jo Jedlicki


There’s a common misconception that people who are homeless are lazy and looking for a handout, but in the day shelter for homeless men where I work, I can say that quite the opposite is true. I constantly am humbled and inspired by their generosity, as they embrace the concept that it is better to give than to receive in their own unique ways. Recently, I was the recipient of one such act of kindness.

Shortly after I assisted one of our guests with placing a long distance phone call, he appeared at the door to my office bearing a small square box.

As he held it out for me to take, he said, “Here, I want to give you this to thank you for your help.”

I explained that he did not need to do anything to…

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4 replies

  1. Such a wonderful post! And I love it was posted on the kindness blog, so perfectly fitted for you! 🙂


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