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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
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves—our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.
William E. Simon
Jean de La Bruyère
The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
Simone de Beauvoir
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Personal Stories About ‘Generosity’
Donating To Someone Who Certainly Deserves RecognitionSubmitted by Ariel
I had just looked up this website after seeing a billboard of Kermit the frog in my neighborhood. And was very inspired by all the good deeds that go so unnoticed in our society. This incident happened just today. I was in an unfamiliar town this morning for recreational reasons and had stopped at a common gas...
Altruistic DonationSubmitted 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 and felt so angry and helpless. I discovered that people can actually donate just for the act itself - an altruistic donation. I didn't know who the recipient was going to be, and still...
Walk By "Hubcapping"Submitted by Greg Johnson
A few years ago I had purchased another car since my old one was not going to last long. I still had my old car and had not gotten rid of it yet when this happened. Each day I would drive to the next town and park my new car in a residential area and walk a few blocks to get to work. On the way, I noticed this...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Generosity’
Rod HowardSubmitted by William
Rod is my coach and trainer for basketball, and he teaches me a lot more than basketball. At the end of each practice he gives us a story and a life lesson. He also motivates us and he encourages us to keep our grades up and to train as hard as physically possible. He just wants to make us as good as he can, and...
Several years ago, each Christmas season, the Salvation Army would get something extra in their donation bucket near where I live. Someone would drop a one hundred bill with a dollar bill rubber cemented on each side to disguise it, ensuring that he would be able to remain anonymous. One Christmas season, the...
Ambie ESubmitted by
Ambie is my hero because she is the nicest person that I know. She is always looking out for others and trying to help everyone in any way she can. She's always doing charity work and attending church events. Which I find amazing how she finds time between volunteering at local animal shelters and disability...
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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.
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