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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
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
Jean de La Bruyère
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
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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.
Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
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Personal Stories About ‘Generosity’
A Small FireSubmitted by Anonymous
A friend had invited me to dinner at his new house. Right before I was due to arrive, he tried out the gas fireplace, which caused the insulation in the attic to ignite. When I got there, the roof was in flames, four fire engines were at work, and there were people standing around, watching. My friend found me...
A Kind Heart On Flight 662Submitted 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 to Phoenix, AZ I witnessed an amazing transformation not only in me but also in many of the passengers on board our flight. I was approached by our First Class flight attendant while I was...
There Is An EyeSubmitted by Aldrin
There is a poor boy named Roy Freetz in a 30-student classroom who is really hungry and have nothing to eat. He felt jealous in all of his classmates for they were eating and enjoying their foods. He was just staying in one of the corners of the room. There was a girl came to him and give all the foods in her...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Generosity’
Ellen PSubmitted by Desiree Willis
My hero is Ellen P. For over 15 years, Ellen has always graciously opened her home to anyone wanting to celebrate the ancient solar holidays such as the Solstices and Equinoxes. We gather every 8-10 weeks to honor and connect with Mother Nature. Ellen has never asked for anything in return except to bring a dish...
Yanina RothblattSubmitted by John Ammitzboll &Tim Smithhart
Rarely is such hospitality evidenced these days as that extended to my husband and me by our neighbor, Yanina. Our own home sold so quickly that we were not prepared to find other living arrangements until purchasing a new home. We were in a pickle! Enter stage right, our neighbor and mother of two, Yanina. ...
Kenneth HowardSubmitted by Alexus allen
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 has held it together he gives when he doesn't have he feeds 600 families every week he volunteers his time when he don't have it this man has changed and impacted so many lives and every day...
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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