What is generosity?
People usually equate generosity with being generous with money. But there are so many ways one can be generous.
Being generous is a way of thinking, of behaving and a code of conduct. A generous person is not tight fisted with money, but that person will be open hearted in many other ways. To my way of thinking, generosity can be of many kinds;
1. Monetary generosity:
These people are very giving and open-hearted where money is concerned. They would help out family, friends and strangers. They are always donating money to charities and are also doing voluntary work to promote their favorite charity.
2. Being generous with time and effort:
Doing social work, collecting donations and giving time to other efforts which help the community are great acts of generosity. People who themselves are giving money, often inspire others with their zeal and words towards donating money. These people would be the first ones to offer their help in organizing events for fund-raising and charity galas. They are always ready to do what they can to help the community.
3. Generous minded people:
These are the truly generous people as they have a big heart. They accept others as they are. Forgiving a fault and not letting it come in the way of a relationship is a sign of a very open-minded person. I think that being generous-minded is a great asset and a great gift. If you can accept people as they are, without trying to change them, you are a generous-minded person. And forgiveness is the best form of generosity that I can perceive. Forgiving requires a lot of effort and only a generous person can forgive another without conditions and without keeping a grudge.
Be generous-minded, open-hearted and accepting person. That is the best kind!
How do you practice generosity?
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