Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Generosity'sLegacy

Here are some of the blessings in my life that have sprung from the generosity of others:

Affirmations (of all kinds)
Advice (of all kinds)
Expressions of love
Job recommendations
Mentoring
Encouragement
Support
Condolences
Money (when we were poor)
Prayers
Kind words
Hugs
Thanks
Help
Critique (soft, but honest)
Time
Discussions/dialogue/debate (civil in nature)
Proofreading
Admonitions

Each giver that invested their time, their thinking, their effort, and/or other kinds of generous resources have shaped me in countless ways.  I feel extremely blessed to have been on the receiving end of so many of these “gifts” from others (some of whom were little more than acquaintances, but still they were generous with me).

Since "to whom much is given, much is required," I feel a deep and moral obligation to be as generous with my own time/effort/thinking/energy.

Kinda weird how such generosity seems to recursively generate so much good "stuff" in return.

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