Be generous: a four-leaf clover from a friend
Have you ever really wanted something, but it was too expensive? I have wanted The Chicago Manuel of Style since Guy Kawasaki mentioned it in his book, APE: How to Publish a Book. The book Ape is $16.49 on Amazon. I bought Ape. The 16th hardcover edition of The Chicago Manual of Style is $40.67 cents. I didn’t buy it.
Last week my friend posted on facebook that she just bought the 16th edition of The Chicago Manuel of Style, “Sounds utterly fascinating, doesn’t it? ;)”
To which I replied, “It does! It does! It is on my list to buy. Bravo! Bravo!”
My friend gave me her 15th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. An unexpected kindness. The air felt fresher. The sun shone brighter.
He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
This morning when I was reading The Chicago Manual of Style I found three pressed four leaf clovers on page 824.
A gift from a friend with three small treasures. Her gift was more than a book, it was a blessing. I pray she is blessed today.
When I woke up this morning I hadn’t planned on being generous today, but I will look for an opportunity. How about you?
Will you be generous today?
P.S. The books are affiliate links on Amazon. It won’t cost you anymore to buy them here. The pennies Amazon pays me will help pay for kitty litter. I have four cats.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.