Choose Generosity Francis of Assisi’s family was wealthy, and he lived like a typical wealthy young man, enjoying a carefree life of indulgence. Bored at the thought of working with his merchant father, he joined a military expedition against Perugia in 1202. The men of Assisi came under heavy attack in the battle, and Perugia…

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A father often took his five-year-old son to their local, minor league hockey games. Each time they went, they saw the same homeless man in the parking lot asking for money. The first time, the son asked his dad why the man was asking for money. So, his father took the opportunity to explain homelessness.…

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Some time ago, during a morning walk, I found a wallet a few blocks from my house. I looked around, hoping the owner might still be close by, but there was no one. Just me. A peek inside revealed a library card, a health card and $25 in bills. That was it. No credit cards.…

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Back in 2011, I met with an elderly person to help her with will and estate planning. “Maggie” wanted to name a couple of friends as executors. She also wanted to gift her entire estate to a lone surviving family member, even though Maggie didn’t have much contact with her. She was Upset and Unable…

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