Wealth is like the tides

Diane Dillon
Posted July 27, 2018 from Canada
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Wealth of women is like the tides it always brings something in and takes something out. A connection to hidden resouces that become present in the lives of other's.

I am used to multi tasking and problem solving and open to.possibilities even when at times I am disheartened.

My son wrote a story about.me 9 years ago calling it the 4 cent story.

In that story he states that if I had only $0.04 I would search long and hard to turn into $0.08 and then searched long and hard to buy something for someone else's life that would better their life that the one thing I never run out of kindness. Our wealth is not always dollars and sense it can lead to that money comes and goes but who we really are mind body and spirit courage strength wisdom those are the sources of wealth there lasting.

Over the years I've built up a network of resources learned since I was 27 I am now 68 it's like being an encyclopedia and you want to share everything you have learned with others so they'll be able to save steps in their Journey and find a way to their own successes. I raised three sons as a single mother and all three of them went to college and university they also do compassionate work on the side they help others they give time to other people who need it. We never know what will come along in her path or who some teachers are kind and pleasant other lessons are not so but they are all lessons and they will only make us stronger. I have maintained what I call a free store for almost 40 years  by buying things on sale and then I put them in an area where people can shop but they don't have to pay for anything there people who are marginalized and don't have much and it's an honor System and they pick up things they need for the children or themselves. I also gather new toys and stuffed animals and take them to sick and injured children at Hospital our source of wealth is really not so much What We Gather but we give away.


This story was submitted in response to #WealthofWomen.

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Diane Dillon
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Connecting to.others and the world around us in a personal way adds to.our wealth

Jill Langhus
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Hi there Diane,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your story and work. It's great what you are doing for the less fortunate:-)

Keep up the good work, and please keep us posted...

Hope you have a great day!

Tamarack Verrall
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Hi Diane,
I love your comparison to the tides, ocean sister, and even more your long time generosity, finding ways to help others through your free store. Congratulations on your 3 sons all completing university. "...our source of wealth is really not so much What We Gather but we give away".Beautiful.

In sisterhood,

Tarke Edith
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Hi Diane
You are doing a great job there, dear you know if you give a child something he or she keep it in his or her mine and will always cherish it , their will ever be greatful to you ,thank you sister.

leila Kigha
Jul 11, 2019
Jul 11, 2019

giving back is the most important thing we can do for the younger generation. letting them stand on your shoulders and move forward is wonderful.
you are a strong woman.
thank you for sharing with us.

Jul 11, 2019
Jul 11, 2019

You are a blessing and I'm happy that you have done so much to change lives around you. Compassion is contegeous. You will forever be remembered for your big heart. Thank you so much