“Almost anything in the world can be bought for money, they say—except the warm impulses of the human heart.
They have to be given. And they are priceless in their power to purchase happiness for two people, both the recipient and the giver”. David Dunn
My more nurturing friends often send me amazing, out of print, articles and even books that articulate and describe the actual origin and the very nature of human nurturing. One was called “Try Giving Yourself Away” a small book written by David Dunn in 1950. The title and opening sentence stopped me cold.It was the dimensionalization of Nurture Marketing for me. It was reading his simple yet powerful words was where I was vividly reminded of the important discovery that nurturing was very much like the very spirits of ‘Giving Yourself Away’ and ‘Think and Grow Rich’ both integrated and blended into an agreeable philosophy, an automatable assistant that helps you stay in touch processes and an authentic and affordable way to excel at Nurturing Customer Relationships.
Like many people, I was raised to look at life as fundamentally a matter of getting, far more about surviving starvation, illness and nature itself than any thought of spontaneously helping someone else, anyone not in your family, at least.. Ask any, early childhood born boy, landing on any, mid-depression 1936 dirt farm, way out in the country, no electricity, no running water thus no inside-the-house plumbing, will learn quickly that personal survival is the only answer and you are the only resource at hand and that was it. I learned that lesson well and somehow was blessed with at least that one more lesson that no Nun or Priest or leader ever taught me; that of the very idea of giving myself away and going the extra mile first came to me quite by accident and very suddenly and understandably by surprise and had such an impact on me that it shifted my aim and stayed with me hopefully for the rest of my life. Thank you David Dunn and the venerable Updegraff Press.
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