A generous person is not required to give all her possessions away. A generous person is also not required to allow others to push them around. Being generous involves firstly, the readiness to give or being willing to give more than is required –to over deliver.
Being generous takes kindness of the heart to the next level. A person may be kind at heart, and yes, even often think about helping others, but unless one takes the risk to get the ball rolling in offering one’s time, energy or other resources for the benefit of another individual –it is merely an ideal. Generosity when acted upon, moves us to give of ourselves gently, willingly, and expecting nothing in return. This part takes time. One does not accomplish this overnight.
You may ask, how does giving away assets help me live a better life?
The truth is that many regard generosity as one of the keys to being truly happy in this life. In fact, there is medical research to support this. Research suggests that the part of the brain associated with stress and anxiety is less stimulated i.e stress is greatly reduced when giving to specific individuals or to targeted causes. The article can be found at Medical News Today written by Ana Sandoiu, Friday 31, August 2018.
- Nurture the desire to greater appreciate all that you have
- Appreciate the generosity of others. Be willing to receive
- Being generous impacts general well-being.
- Seek out opportunities to do good for others
This kind of concern for others proves beneficial– it enables a focus on the needs of others rather than one’s own circumstances.
Lastly, Be cautious and wise in giving—think of your safety first and trust your gut. Give where and when you feel it is right to do so.
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ― Mahatma Gandhi