Its not easy to get out from under the weightOf being a persistent recipient.Where no one expects anything of youAnd that compounds until you don’t either.Making passivity a part of your identityAs though all you have capacity forIs to eat what others have produced.Generosity is not for the richNor love for the lovelyAnd showing up […]
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Is a free choice.And since the choiceIs freeIt can be made at any point.It is not reservedFor those that have excessOr who have a track recordOf selflessness,Not only for chronic do-goodersWith bleeding-heart charity,It is not a function reserved forPhilanthropistsNor for people with‘Nice life problems.’More than money,Generosity is a choice.A posture of heartAn open handed perspectiveA […]
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I am currently between homesAnd I recently got an opportunityTo give a gift to the family hosting me.It was a small thingBut it made me feel a little less awkward.I think it came from a good placeBut it made me ponder on why gifts are sometimes hard to receive. Sometimes being on the receiving endOf […]
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There’s a temptation To not try generous things, Because they will not be appreciated, And wasted on a people that do not care, That do not see us Or what we contribute. We protest that we are unseen Yet we hide in the shadows of apathy, Mixing genuine exclusion with our own reluctance, For fear […]
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When helping others in need It’s important to think about how you are going to deal With non-appreciative people, Or people taking advantage of your charity. It’s often all too easy to mitigate your efforts Based on how grateful the people seem to be As though the end goal your our generosity is somehow changed […]
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Its either you’ve chosen it Or you haven’t. If you wait till you feel generous Chances are it will be occasional and only in very unique situations, And you would have missed several worthwhile opportunities along the way. If you are waiting for the candidate with the perfect track record Or that circumstance where you can […]
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