Giving leads to gaining

One of the greatest legacy builders of our time passed away one week ago. For 26 years a secret Santa roamed the areas in and around the Kansas City area handing out $100 bills. Over those years many people including the media had attempted unsuccessfully to identify this secret Santa. It was only a few months ago that the world was introduced to Larry Stewart, the secret Santa. Stewart, 58 was dieing of cancer and thought it would be best if he “outed” himself in the hopes it would impress someone to keep the practice of secret Santa going.
Before he died, Stewart handed out $100k this Christmas running his total up to $1.3 million over the 26 years of secret Santa. A quote from Stewart before he died summed up his feelings on giving, “That’s what we’re here for,” Stewart said in a November interview, “to help other people out.” Stewart, from the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit, made his millions in cable television and long-distance telephone service.
Stewart started secret Santa after being fired from a cable company for the second straight year. As he put it, “It was cold and this carhop didn’t have on a very big jacket, and I thought to myself, ‘I think I got it bad. She’s out there in this cold making nickels and dimes.” He gave her $20 and told her to keep the change.
As Larry Stewart has proven and I can attest, if you’re going through a tough time financially, the best way to open the door to prosperity is through giving to another. I encourage to read the newspaper article I’ve linked below and after doing so, start being a secret Santa. Remember, giving leads to gaining. ARTICLE


3 Responses to “Giving leads to gaining”

  1. 1 Florian January 29, 2007 at 2:01 am

    I found your blog via google by accident and have to admit that youve a really interesting blog 🙂
    Just saved your feed in my reader, have a nice day 🙂

  2. 2 carol skol January 29, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    it was exactly 24 years ago, christmas eve and i will never forget it!!! i was 17 yrs old with a 4 month old baby my husband and i ran out of gas with not a penny to our name pushed the car off to the side of the road and began to walk home to borrow money from our roommates,,, my husband kept sayin dear god why do you hate me so much what have i ever done??? when this car out of no where appears… and he rolls down his window and gestures for us to come closer i was frightened and asked my husband to give me the baby and to find out what the man wanted he went over i heard the man talking but did not kknow what he was saying and then he drove off…. so my husband came back over to me and i asked what did he want??? he said that we reminded him of his wife and he when they fist started out and handed him when he opened his hand he discovered the stranger handed him a 100.00 bill we held each other and went to the ground crying we had nothing!!!!!!! i wonder if larry stewart was ever in sarasota florida???? if in fact he was my secret santa???

  3. 3 kabababrubarta March 27, 2007 at 5:21 am

    Cool! kabababrubarta

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