A cup of coffee or $50 grand?

Fancy dessert at Disney Legacy Award banquet
I’m well-versed at both ends of the spectrum, finding more joy on the front line


A cup of coffee or $50 grand?

The conversation between the executive and the line worker yesterday entered the philosophical realms of what is worth more.

Mailing a $50,000 donation check to charity or being the volunteer to hand the fresh cup of coffee to the homeless woman.

Being close enough to deliver, appreciate, and receive immediate joy in her face?


Visualizing from your living room how many people’s lives are changed from your massive donation.

Tough call.

I propose we should know our answer intimately.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.