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CLASS AND GRACE
It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.
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
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.
Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.
I never saw love as luck, as that gift from the gods which put everything else in place, and allowed you to succeed. No, I saw love as reward. One could find it only after one's virtue, or one's courage, or self-sacrifice, or generosity, or loss, has succeeded in stirring the power of creation.
To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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
To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
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’
Nice KathleenSubmitted by Janella
Kathleen was the most popular girl in her high school yet she still was nice to everyone. When a boy with mouth problems asked her out, she said yes despite his disability. She was also nice to a boy with a crush on her who used to hide in her bushes. She was selflessly kind.
Full HouseSubmitted 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, she was always there for them. No matter if it was family or friends or even strangers, there was always a place in her heart for them. People would stay with us for weeks at a time until...
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...
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...
Kegan and Taylor BSubmitted by
After a very difficult divorce last year, I decided to sell my home and move closer to my parents. While I was packing, my home caught fire because of a mistake I made by placing a box too close to a heater. My children's bedrooms were the most badly damaged in the fire. They lost everything. The insurance...
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