Six Geese A-Laying

          "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

                                                        –Edmund Burke

This quote literally shifted my thinking. Most of us have the intention to give generously this time of year…but easily, and quite understandably, we get sidetracked by our own needs. This month, I have been purchasing flocks of geese at Heifer International. For $20, I am giving a family, somewhere in this whole wide world, a flock of "highly efficient producers of protein!" Did you know that a goose can lay up to 75 eggs a year? Or that they are not high maintenance? And best of all, they are vigilant guard animals, honking loudly when an uninvited guest arrives on their domain!

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For the rest of my life, I will remember that geese are considered "watchdogs" — and just like this information is bound to ripple throughout future conversations of mine, imagine the cascading possibilities the $20 flock of geese will create!

Now, how about making a ripple or two yourself?

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