Generosity: 1. Readiness or liberality in giving. 2. Freedom from meanness or smallness of mind or character. 3. Largeness or fullness; amplitude.
This word, and what it means, has been on my mind lately. I have come to the conclusion that this is something that comes from the heart. It’s almost like a reflex for some people, it is part of their nature, and it may likely be part of their happiness.
|Have you ever read The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein?|
My dad has always been generous even though he has never been a rich man. He is generous with his laughter, his pocket, his service, his honesty, his tools. To be generous is to have a big heart. It is showing kindness because it’s the right thing to do. One can be generous in words, actions, thoughts, gifts, attitudes… I find that I am touched when people are generous. It really tells a lot about who they are deep down.
Being generous can sting at times, hopefully, you also learn to whom to be generous with. How you receive generosity is important too. “Thank you” is a good start.
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.