A student who revered his work once approached author Robert Heinlen. She said, “Your books have done so much for me. I want to give something back.”
Heinlen shook his head and corrected her, “You don’t give back, you give forward.”
In our efforts to show kindness, gratitude, and charity we should find ways that will empower those with whom we share those gifts and encourage them to do the same.
Adapted from A Short Course In Kindness
MARGOT SILK FORREST