I believe I am not alone. Most of us want to lend a hand; we want to make a difference; we want to leave this world a better place when we go. When there are so many of us who think alike, why isn't this world a better place already? why does anybody die of hunger? Have you heard of any child not pursuing his/her dreams because of lack of support? Does that bother you at all? If it does, what are you doing about it?
Bible says one must tithe 10% of his earnings to the needy. But do all who preach or follow bible tithe? Giving 10% percent would surely have an impact on ones lives. Vacations would need to be scaled back, new furniture would have to wait. It would be a huge amount. It is painful but is it worth it?
Of course, there are many who are doing their duties silently. And there are many who don't know where and when to start it. I belong to the later category; We are among the people who doubt before giving a ten rupees note to a child on the road but would not think twice before spending hundred bucks for a cup of coffee in a cafe. But I am certain there is hope left in us; I say this because we do feel sorry at the end of the day for not helping that kid we met on the road. It's just the first step that we need to take!
If I want to be a millionaire in order to start giving, the day might never come; Here, I am not doubting the fact that I will be a millionaire someday (did i just say that?), but I doubt if I will be able to give when I am a millionaire; If I don't start giving today, I might never do it. It's a risk I am not willing to take. I cannot regret at the end of my life that I missed the golden opportunity to make someone smile!