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Jean de La Bruyère
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.
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 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.
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
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
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Personal Stories About ‘Generosity’
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...
Just GiveSubmitted by Anonymous
A few years ago, I was the single mom of two kids, aged 12 and 14. Times, as always for us, were very hard. I spent 85% of my pay for rent. I went to the corner store about 9pm with a friend, and saw a man sitting against a wall, not unusual in our area, but this man had both hands covered to the wrists in...
Christmas JoySubmitted by Kristy
On New Years Day I had the wonderful opportunity to see the spirit of Christmas first hand. You see, my extended family exchanges presents together at the start of the new year and have done so in this way for more than 40 years. Since the beginning, my grandfather and grandmother have entertained their...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Generosity’
Sumit SalujaSubmitted by Sonam B.
Every person in my opinion is a hero in one or the other way as everyone is fighting for the survival each day. However, this man - a common man is a real hero in my perspective as I have seen him indulging in acts that only a hero can. The story is about Sumit, my husband. Once when we were at an orthopedics's...
Denise VSubmitted by
Denise has contributed within her family and throughout her community. While her children were growing up, she actively participated in school activities with three kids. Now she teaches sign language classes and is a teacher's aide for handicapped children. All this while suffering from cancer. She is my hero.
arshia waqarSubmitted by Amna Waqar
she is my sister and is my hero because she knows how to help me and she is very generous.
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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