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Please watch Alan Morinis’s 7-minute video:
Generosity is very much tied to the “well being” we all strive for, and Alan’s story about downsizing and sharing possessions contains a valuable lesson for us all. A generous act as simple as sharing flower pots created such a positive exchange—
If we subscribe to the belief that we have everything we truly need and we need the things we have, that leaves the question, what do we do with the rest of the stuff—
Sometimes it’s fear. Fear tells us that we don’t have enough to share, to spare; we might even see sharing as creating a loss for ourselves. Interestingly, statistics show that generosity doesn’t have anything to do with how much we have. In fact, as people earn more money or gain more possessions, they don’t become more generous. Generosity is both an attitude and an action. And we have the ability to choose to be generous and to be caring and sharing. The truth is that being generous brings us joy and fulfillment, things that can’t be bought by having more for ourselves. Generous people are happier, healthier people. Generosity enriches us in so many ways.
Generosity must be an ongoing practice if it is to become engrained in who we are. To strengthen and build generosity muscles requires continued practice: it’s not something that you do and then check off your list. Developing a habit of regularly sharing possessions that you no longer need or even want any longer is an easy place to start. Take a look around your home, in your closet, your kitchen cabinets, on your book shelf, in your garage, your office:
Put this practice to the test:
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