While doing some reading the other day, I came across the profile of an Atlanta-based businessman, Frank Hanna III, who really inspired me. In tough economic times like these, many people are only concerned about their own prosperity. But Frank Hanna III has gone above and beyond typical generosity in philanthropy. In fact, he has given money a positive meaning during a time when it has such negative associations to so many people.
In a recent interview with Reader's Digest about his newly published book, Frank Hanna III discusses the role of the current economic crisis plays in the fostering giving. The message I got from the interview was the mindfulness we are all now directing at our own finances should also be directed at our giving. As Hanna stated in the interview, giving shows our humanity and brings out the best in all of us, especially in times like these.