GENEROSITY

Generosity is the act of selflessly giving to others.

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Generosity

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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

Stories About Generosity

A Kind Heart On Flight 662

Submitted by Erica Fresquez

January 12, 2010

My name is Erica F. I am a Flight Attendant for US Airways. This morning on a flight from Charlotte, NC...

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Altruistic Donation

Submitted by Jo Anna

I donated a kidney in July of 2002. My mother had passed away in 1999, and then the horror of 9/11 happened. I was grieving...

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Thomas No Home

Submitted by Isaiah Baird

When I’m with my dad and we drive in the city streets, there are always people panhandling.
I Guess I feel bad for them,...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Yanina Rothblatt

Rarely is such hospitality evidenced these days as that extended to my husband and me by our neighbor, Yanina. Our own home...

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Kegan And Taylor B

After a very difficult divorce last year, I decided to sell my home and move closer to my parents. While I was packing, my...

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Denise V

Denise has contributed within her family and throughout her community. While her children were growing up, she actively...

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Recent Comments

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

My work is that of a mystery shopper. I am paid for visiting certain businesses and conducting a shopping experience at each store. Then I file the report online and receive a payment for having done so. Many of my shops are for Sonic Drive-Ins. Since I am not able to eat all the of the food I am obligated to purchase, I choose to give much of it away. All of my Sonic purchases are given to military recruitment offices in my area. If not those, I choose fire departments, but most of the food goes to the recruiters. God Bless America!
Rick Schwab, Fort Worth

The true value of a generous gift or act of kindness lies in direct proportion to the degree of sacrifice required.
Kathy, Marysville, Wa