When I received my "major award" (think ‘A Christmas Story’), included was a $100 gift certificate. TOTALLY unexpected. Totally rad.
Without a doubt, Tony is rich. Without a doubt, Tony is generous. Methinks Tony was probably generous before he was rich.
And now I’d like to pay it forward…
Write a story in 6 words
Ernest Hemingway is best known for writing ‘The Old Man and The Sea’. A forever book that I "read" in high school.
Well, there’s a rumor that he was challenged to write a story using ONLY 6 words. He proclaimed this to be his best work of prose…ever.
"For Sale: Baby shoes, never used."
At the time I received the Zappos gift certificate from Tony & team, I had just finished a book called The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn. A situation presented itself for me to be secretly generous with more money that I would normally feel comfortable giving away to something that isn’t a non-profit where I could gain a tax write-off. But I did it, and I felt GREAT about it!
Thinking about Hemingway’s 6 word story, I penned my own:
"Money buys happiness; give some away."
-Patrick Sullivan Jr.
Clearly, I’m no Hemingway, but I thought this would be a fun way to find one on Twitter.
(Pretty sure Hemingway would have liked Twitter.)