Friday, November 5, 2010

It is Truly Better to Give than to Receive

With all the shocking news stories we read every day, it's refreshing to read an article that touches us. It's refreshing to know that there still are good and decent people throughout the world.

The elderly couple pictured above is Canadian natives Allen and Violet Large. They recently won over $11M in the lottery of Nova Scotia back in July of this year and then went about giving every penny of it away. You can read the full article here.

The husband, Allen, stated that "the money that we won was nothing. We have each other." Such a statement is telling of the type of people they are. We need more people like that today.

The Savior taught his apostles that "freely ye have received, freely give" (Matt 10:8). Truly, "[i]t is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). It seems that so many of us today are money-driven, and just trying to get ahead. May we all live each day like the Allen and Violet Large, and focus on what really matters.

7 comments:

Evgenii said...

I hope they paid taxes on it first.

Russ said...

They can just write off the entire amount on their taxes, can't they?

Ryan said...

Actually lottery winnings are not taxable in Canada.

Anonymous said...

I heard they did keep 2 percent of it.

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Jean Jacques said...

Truly a wonderful story about life and attitude...


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