Generosity, like compassion and kindness, is a natural tendency of humans. Just as we can strengthen our mindfulness muscle by practicing present moment awareness, we can strengthen our generosity muscle by consciously practicing acts of giving. Whether it is in word (complements, kind words, etc.), deed (spending time with a loved one, helping someone who can't do for themselves, etc.) or resource (money, objects, etc.), generosity is generative--it helps create a spacious, loving, prosperity consciousness for ourselves and others.
This month's Facebook challenge was to commit to a generous act each day through June. We debated about the wholesomeness of posting our generous deeds. (cont.)
“Generosity brings happiness at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming the intention to be generous. We experience joy in the actual act of giving something. And we experience joy in remembering the fact that we have given.” ~ Buddha