Do not stand on a high pedestal and
take 5 cents in your hand and say,
"here, my poor man",
but be grateful that the poor man is there,
so by making a gift to him you are able to help yourself.
It is not the reciever that is blessed, but it is the giver.
Be thankful that you are allowed to exercise
your power of benevolence and mercy in the world,
and thus become pure and perfect.
- Swami Vivekananda (Indian Spiritual leader)