Generosity is the act of selflessly giving to others.



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  • “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

    —Arthur Ashe Professional Tennis Player, Civil Rights Supporter

  • “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

    —Sir Winston Churchill British Statesman, Prime Minister, Author, Nobel Prize Winner

  • “A pessimist, they say, sees a glass as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.”

    —G. Donald Gale

  • “Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”

    —Kevin Heath Ceo More4kids

  • “He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.”

    —Confucius Philosopher

Value Ideas For Generosity


Give someone your time.


Give an anonymous donation to a person or family in need.


Bake your favorite cookies and share them.


Give to a local food drive.


Donate books to a local school or university.

Stories About Generosity

A Random Act Of Kindness

Submitted by Karl Raham

My Wife and I recently travelled from Lasalle, Ontario, Canada to Harsen's Island, Michigan. We were travelling East on I-94...

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Full House

Submitted by Jourdan Castillo

Growing up my mother taught me to be generous. Whenever someone was in need of anything such as food, money, or even a home,...

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There Is An Eye

Submitted by Aldrin

There is a poor boy named Roy Freetz in a 30-student classroom who is really hungry and have nothing to eat. He felt jealous...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Mitch Shapiro

I really don’t even know where to begin. This summer I was honored to receive an internship opportunity through my University...

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Kenneth Howard

My hero is my uncle Kenneth Howard I'm getting teary eyed just writing this we have been through so much as a family but he...

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Ellen P

My hero is Ellen P. For over 15 years, Ellen has always graciously opened her home to anyone wanting to celebrate the ancient...

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My friend Yanina should be featured in the dictionary for Generous.
John And Tim, Paterson Nj

It is good to be generous because no one know what tomorrow will bring.
Funmi, Lagos

Generosity is being happy to give.
Bruce Willingham, Warner Robins, Ga

Forgiveness is also a thing such as generous. Although this is not a materialistic thing.
Cassie Chang, Malaysia,Batu Pahat

We all can be generous in some way or another by sharing our time, talent or treasure. Don't let your lack of money keep you from helping others.
Sandy, Colorado

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