Dear Friends,

After distributing several hundred packages of food at a flooded village, a Thai vendor, selling fruit from his ‘floating shop’ offered us some pineapple. We all saw very clearly that the fruit vendor really wanted to give something to our group to show his appreciation for what we had done. The greatest payment we could give him was by accepting his gift. This was a case where it was clearly evident that taking was a form of giving.

It works both ways. Giving is a form of taking and taking is a form of giving. I told the above story about the pineapple vendor and shared the thought that we can all be givers even if we are forced at this time to be takers. We give in order to emulate the Almighty who is the ultimate source of everything we have and ultimately the source of life itself. Those unfortunate displaced persons who currently are recipients of shelter and food should remember that they too can and should be givers as well, thus creating a ripple effect that spreads through every level of society. Giving in this instance does not mean money. It can be simply reaching out to someone with an encouraging smile, a helping hand or simply a compliment given at the appropriate time.

May we always be able to give to others with a full and happy heart - KSI Realty
is suffering with our Thai Friends in these times of unprecedented flooding and reaches out to a Nation that has given us so much.


Marc Kijner, International Director Kijner & Sons International Realty (25 November 2011, Thailand)


Marc Kijner, International Director Kijner & Sons International Realty (25 November 2011, Thailand)

Marc Kijner, International Director Kijner & Sons International Realty (25 November 2011, Thailand)

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