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

The Judge

Submitted by Anonymous

Back in the mid to late 80's I had just finished up a 1 year program at a local Technical School. I soon began interviewing...

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A Beautiful Soul

Submitted by JUSTUS KYALO MUTHINI

I met her at my place of work, she was my boss at a local bank. Though I am a Christian and she is Muslim, something about...

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Christmas Joy

Submitted by Kristy

On New Years Day I had the wonderful opportunity to see the spirit of Christmas first hand. You see, my extended family...

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Everyday Hero Stories

Eric S

Last Friday the most amazing thing happened to me. For several months I had been training with my sister to run a...

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Ellen P

My hero is Ellen P. For over 15 years, Ellen has always graciously opened her home to anyone wanting to celebrate the ancient...

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Mitch Shapiro

I really don’t even know where to begin. This summer I was honored to receive an internship opportunity through my University...

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Recent Comments

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

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