One of the most important things I have realized over the last year or two is that giving is one of the most important things in our lives.

And I don't mean giving in the sense of “giving to receive something back”, so giving with the intention of some sort of exchange of goods or karma; I mean giving in the sense of truly, passionately trying to help somebody and to improve something for somebody.

Over the past few months, I have started donating on a daily basis. It's not that our funds are unlimited; but I feel that we can be so lucky about what we have, that it would be a shame if we would not give something, even if it's just a little bit, back to the world.

While time is scarce, the thing that I can do is to help other people with a little money. I don't give much; usually, it's 5, 10 or 20 bucks per donation. But I try to select purposely whom I donate to and do it with a lot of good thoughts to the cause.

It took me over 30 years to realize the value of giving, and honestly, I spent a good 10 or 15 years being focused on receiving; but the more I give, the more I see that this will be an important part of “my bigger picture”.

Besides you and our family, it's another motivation to do “perform” and to grow; because the more successful I will be, the more will I – the more will we, as I hope you might join me one day – able to give.

I hope that you will find my actions a little bit inspiring and will start to see that giving is, indeed, much better than receiving.

I love you both,
Dad