Day 10: generosity
Look back at the last year and consider: how did generosity open your heart? How can you cultivate generosity in the coming year?
Growing up, I was always the kid pouring all the change from my piggy bank into my grandmother’s suitcase before she left for home after spending a week or two with us. I felt by doing so I was making sure she would be okay. I didn’t realize in my little child mind there was barely enough there for her to buy anything. But my heart was in the right place.
I love to help people. If I can make the next person’s job or day a little easier, I will do that. I don’t know how not to. I get great joy in seeing joy in someone’s face or knowing I made their day a little better.
This is something I’m teaching my daughter and she seems to carry this desire with her already. She loves to help others. Her teacher says whenever my daughter hears someone asking for help, she is the first one over to give them a hand. She too likes to share and is always making sure the kids or adults around her are taken care of. She comforts others when they are hurting and tends to them like a mother hen.
This is one of the ways I am cultivating generosity, not only in the coming year, but for life.
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