It's hard to know exactly what else to say at this point about President Bill Clinton. His supporters call him a "rock star," a keen political strategist and his wife's best asset in her campaign for president. Detractors, of course, point to his impeachment and the array of scandals he faced while in the White House, questioning not only his politics but also his conduct.
I'm not going to wade into Clinton the political being. There's not enough space here to try deconstruct him as a politician or as a man. But I will say that after reading his book, it's hard not to be inspired to act -- to give -- to try to make the world a better place.
The book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World, outlines five ways that people can give back to the global community -- they can give money, give time, give things, give skills and give gifts of reconciliation and new beginnings.
He points out that you don't have to be wealthy like Bill Gates, famous like Bono or powerful like President of the United States to make a difference. You can be a 6-year-old girl, like McKenzie Steiner, who gives time to clean up beaches in California. We profiled her this morning. WATCH VIDEO
You can organize a group, like PeacePlayers International, to give a gift of reconciliation, bringing people together from different cultures to better understand each other.
Or as I wrote on Monday, you can give money, making small loans to help people run businesses -- and improve their communities -- in developing countries where capital is scarce.
Whether it's tutoring a kid, donating books to a local library or school, giving an aspiring musician an old instrument, there's really no shortage of ways to give.