Quotes and Thoughts 02: On Generosity
Lui May 12, 2010
You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. ~Seth Parker
I had this in my drafts folder for a few days already, but I had been hesitant to write and hit the publish button because for the last few days I’ve been in a foul mood and I don’t feel like being generous.
What is generosity for me? It is being kind and treating others with kindness even if they are rude to you. It is about helping others without waiting for something in return. Being of help to others gives me a great feeling of being. Helping doesn’t necessarily need to have a monetary value. In fact, there are more ways you can help without doling out money.
I always think that every person has the capacity to help. Not just those who are swimming in money and who has a gazillion bank accounts. Even just a smile and a pat on the back to someone who is down can be called kindness and generosity. A person can give in a thousand and one ways..
Generous. It’s one of the things I try to be each day. I am not rich, nor am I blessed with considerable influence on anything but in small ways I try to help others. There are times that I think I’m doing too much, that other’s just really end up taking things for granted, and I want to stop. But in the end, no matter how down I am for some people being ungrateful, I still don’t stop from trying to help..Hi-ace asked me once why I keep trying to help so many people, sometimes it becomes a inconvenience already. It’s simple really, it makes me happy. I don’t need them to give me back something, perhaps just a little appreciation is great, but mostly I like knowing that somehow I made someone’s day a lot better.