Generosity is the act of selflessly giving to others.
“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.”
Value Ideas For Generosity
Donate books to a local school or university.
Give to a local food drive.
Give an anonymous donation to a person or family in need.
Give someone your time.
Bake your favorite cookies and share them.
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...
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...
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,...
Everyday Hero Stories
My hero is Ellen P. For over 15 years, Ellen has always graciously opened her home to anyone wanting to celebrate the ancient...
Ambie is my hero because she is the nicest person that I know. She is always looking out for others and trying to help...
Several years ago, each Christmas season, the Salvation Army would get something extra in their donation bucket near where I...
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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.
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.