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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

Just Give

Submitted by Anonymous

A few years ago, I was the single mom of two kids, aged 12 and 14. Times, as always for us, were very hard. I spent 85% of my...

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Gum

Submitted by Anonymous

Today I was out shopping with my mom at a store. While a lady in front of us in the checkout line, I spied a kid that looked...

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The Giving Of Christmas

Submitted by Ashleigh

This Christmas my mother and I decided to give some very old ,still wrapped, priceless Barbie dolls. Out of the entire...

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Everyday Hero Stories

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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Lois And Bill C

Bill is a retired engineer. Lois, Bill's wife, has been a homemaker. They are fairly ordinary people with little notable...

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Sumit Saluja

Every person in my opinion is a hero in one or the other way as everyone is fighting for the survival each day. However, this...

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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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