By Dvir Oren

On Giving Without Expectations – A Quick Story

giving to charity

i was on a plane today from Bangkok to Phuket and something pretty cool happened. I set next to a young couple (little older than me lol), a Japanese girl and a Dutch guy. They were very nice but they had a small problem, the girl was really hungry.

They had no money in Thai baht, so the boyfriend asked to buy some baht from me so he could buy some food for his girlfriend.

I don’t know why, but I just felt like it and gave them 100 baht for free, it’s only $2.8 but in Thailand it feels like more. You can buy a good meal with that.

They later returned to me 25 baht in change, so it was even less than that.

Anyways long story short, I felt good about doing it, and I had a feeling I’ll get some good karma from it.

After the girl finished eating she suddenly thanked me and gave me a dollar bill. I didn’t feel comfortable to look at the amount so I just put it in my pocket and thanked her. I looked at it only once I left the plane.

Turns out she gave me 20 Australian dollars which is worth 533 baht.

So I gave them 75 baht and they ended up giving me 533 baht.

So what’s the point here?

The point of the story isn’t to give money freely to people in the hope that they’ll return more later.

The point is that karma exists, and good acts bring good things into your life.

I’ve been a witness of it in many things, For the last 2 years I raised hundreds of dollars for charity (You can see it here:

Every time I give money to charity my life gets better and better.

Sure, I work my ass off and I’m the last person that believes in just getting “lucky”.

But I see it again and again that people that add value to people always get rewarded for it in the long run.

You may not see it now, but good things are happening under the surface, a seed is planted right now that will take some time to grow and manifest in your life.the secret to living is giving

So I invite you to try and give more to other people in your own life. Pledging your birthday to charity is my favorite way personally.

You don’t have to give via money though, it can be other things too. Simply asking the janitor how is his day is or being super nice to the receptionist, etc. Generally doing things that nobody does to people nobody sees will make them feel very special.

If you’re interested, check out this page to see how you can pledge your birthday to raise money for charity
I promise you that if you pledge your birthday then I’ll personally be your first donator šŸ˜‰

Shout out to my lovely sister Neta Oren for pledging her birthday as well, I’m super proud of you sis! šŸ˜€

P.S. I just felt like adding a picture of me happy with my girlfriend. I just came to see her in Phuket today and it’s been 3 weeks since I last saw her. Plus, she’s a lot more beautiful than me hahaha.

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About Dvir Oren

I'm an entrepreneur that quit his previous 6-figure business because it wasn't aligned with my core values. Still exploring and learning about myself. Looking for something that I will enjoy doing and that will help people as well.