For it is in giving that we receive.
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Three Minutes and a Pair of Socks

Three Minutes and a Pair of Socks

Mar 6, 2019-- Our daily interactions have great potential: to shape our futures, our families, our life's work, or simply to brighten someone's day. We often don't know where a brief exchange with the checkout clerk might lead or how our kind words will impact a stranger. Yet sometimes we are given the gift of witnessing a single conversation's journey, gaining glimpses into the lives it touches along the way. In this heartwarming piece, writer Emily Barr shares how lending an ear to those in need can have profound results, and that no matter our circumstances, we each have the capacity to give and to receive. (6160 reads)

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