Greetings and Good Monday Morning!☀️🌞😃
I hope that you're well this morning. I had an amazing weekend, with a great friend learning some new materials. I hope that your weekend was fun and restful too! This morning, I wanted to come to you with a message about being generous. I think in the present day we forget, or don't acknowledge when someone is being generous towards us. A non-selfish person doesn't expect anything for their generosity. They just do it because, they care. It doesn't take much to help someone, to listen, or to give a word of advice. Your generosity can go a long way to help someone in their time of need. There are many ways to share your generosity. However, I have chosen five ways, I think that will help you to enrich and pay forward your generosity. So without further delay, let's dive right in!🏊🏾♀️
A few weeks ago, I was on my way to pick up my son from school, and there was a woman of Spanish decent with two small little girls standing in front of his school. When I stepped out of my car, she flagged me down to get my attention. She spoke very little English, but she tried to communicate to me that she was looking for a building that she pointed to, on a sheet of paper. So, I put my "elementary" level Spanish speaking skills to work, and figured out where she needed to go. I offered to drive her and her children there. I didn't know this woman, but I knew that it was nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and no mother and two small children should be standing outside in that kind of heat. When I dropped her off, as she and her girls exited the car, I asked if she had any money, and she said, "no". So I reached into my purse and gave her my "pocket change", and she thanked me immensely. My spirit was blessed because, of that generous act of kindness. Now, I didn't tell that story for recognition, but only for the specific reason to emphasize the importance of generosity. Be willing to share the generosity of your heart in a way that doesn't expect anything in return, but the gratification that you've been a blessing to someone else through a generous act. I promise you, this is the greatest reward.
Here are fantastic five ways, I believe enriches and allows you to pay forward your generosity:
1. Being generous with your time.⏰
Sometimes the people that need you, just need a moment of your time. Remember, not everyone knows how to articulate the request of your time, and it may come out as a demand. Be mindful of people's feelings. We can agree that the things on your plate are highly important, but make time for the priorities in your life. Sometimes, doing what you have to do so that you can, stop and give someone else your time and energy, could be the difference in saving someone's life. I'll just leave that right there, and you can meditate on that.
2. Being generous with your love.❤️💗
We are beings that desire love. I don't care who you are if you are living and breathing, you have a desire to be loved. So how hard is it to love someone, or to show someone else your love in return. In relationships, people just want the confirmation of knowing that someone they are in love with loves them back unconditionally. Also, there are millions of souls walking around on earth in dire need of love. So love someone, tell them that you care, let them know that there is something special about them that you love. That can make someone feel incredibly special.
3. Being generous with your friendship.👯♀️
So you call yourself a friend? How often do you check on your "so-called" friends? How often are you there for them when they need you? If you can't recall, then, "you need to check yourself, before you wreck yourself!" I'm not suggesting to you, being the kind of friend that gets used and ran over, but I am suggesting when your friend(s) need you, BE THERE! Sometimes, a friend needs a shoulder to lean on, a fitness partner, daily encouragement, or financial support (sign a promissory note and keep it moving). Be the kind of friend that is totally present, and show up for them when they are down and out, or making moves and accomplishments in their life. It's one thing for them to support you, through your hardships and joyous occasions, but the generosity is reciprocal.
4. Being generous with your advice.👂🏾
Be willing to actively listen and give honest feedback (when requested). Your advice should be filled with conscious wisdom, and that comes with your growth and depth as a individual. You have to experience some things in life that gives you the depth and perspective to help someone with your advice. No matter how simple it may be, clarity and understanding comes through advice that's straight to the point.
5. Being generous with your prayer.🙏🏾
Finally, if you know the word of God, and can offer a prayer to uplift someone, this, in my opinion, is the most generous gift you can give to someone. It takes spiritual focus, genuine connection to the spirit, and a clear understanding of the needs of the individual that you're praying for to be able to go into prayer for someone else. This is not be taken lightly, but it shows that you sincerely care for someone besides yourself. Prayer is a great display of generosity.
In closing, attempt to do something generous everyday. It will enrich your life and allow you to pay it forward. Be blessed today, go out and show the world your unparalleled generosity!
Peace and Happy #MondayMotivation!
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