Reminders To Be Generous

Begin this month by thinking about generosity. If you live in gratitude, you will naturally be a more generous person—generous with your attention, generous with your support for others, and generous with your material resources.

Confucius considered generosity to be one of the five things that constitutes perfect virtue.

Here are some of the many other words devoted to generosity:

“Great wisdom is generous . . . .” (Chuang-tzu)

“You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.” (Winston Churchill)

“You have not lived until you have done something for someone who cannot repay you.” (John Bunyan)

“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” (Albert Einstein)

Take time today to identify and write down your opportunities to be generous.

This originally appeared in Choosing Gratitude 365 Days a Year.

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