Dear Charnan Simon,
Donate, what's that, and who cares? That's what I would have probably said before I read your book, Milton Hershey, Chocolate King and Town Builder. I never use to really care about donating to people, because I wasn't the one who needed the donation and I never saw a good reason. Milton Hershey used his money to create a nice town with parks and newer houses for his employees. He also donated his huge fortune, sixty million dollars, to a school he started for orphaned boys. Knowing that a man with that much money gave all of it away to people he wasn't related to really inspired me. I wouldn't give all of my money away to anyone. Now I have a better understanding of the concept of giving. It makes me feel better when I give things now. I now give away things like blankets, other items, and especially my time to homeless people and anyone else who needs help. Milton gave away lots of his time. A picture in this book shows Milton sitting on steps with homeless boys that go to the school he started.
I usually quit trying something after the second or third time I try it; I get very discouraged if something takes me more than three times to get it right. In your book it showed Milton had a lot of perseverance because it took six times for him to finally create a successful business. This book showed me that I should never quit trying no matter what happens to me. Before I read your book, if I would have already done three hours or homework and knew I still had at least an hour's more of homework left I would have gotten irritated and done something like thrown my homework to the ground and ran outside. Now, I just get it done because I know I'll have to do it sometime, and if I just give up it shows that school and grades aren't important to me, but they are.
This book inspired me and helped me realize many important things. I loved your book and it felt heartwarming. Thanks for writing this truly inspiring book.