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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 an anonymous donation to a person or family in need.


Give to a local food drive.


Donate books to a local school or university.


Bake your favorite cookies and share them.


Give someone your time.

Stories About Generosity


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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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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A Birthday To Remember

Submitted by Anonymous

I work with developmentally disabled adults in a residential setting. One of the men wanted to go to a restaurant for his...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Denise V

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

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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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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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