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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
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.
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
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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Personal Stories About ‘Generosity’
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...
There Are Good People Out There!Submitted by Anonymous
I work for a bus company in where I am an aide on a school van with two disabled teen boys. One of my guys, Tyrell is almost completely blind and has some other physical and mental issues as well. Tyrell was all smiles for about a week at this point. He's normally a quite happy kid but I could tell this was...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Generosity’
Eric VanderloopSubmitted by Brynn Malcomson
Eric Vanderloop is not only a teacher at Woodland School in Kimberly, Wisconsin, but also the founder of Unless. 7 years ago Mr Vanderloop and his class decided to start Unless to help support cancer victims and their families. Over $500,000 has been raised so far for cancer patients, and it's all thanks to him....
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...
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. ...
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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