Generosity Abundantly

Generosity is sharing something you have with others. Not necessarily money which is often the first thought.

It is being willing to offer your help, expertise, considered thoughts, good wishes, a kind thought, or your time.

In daily life, online, social and professional media.

To be generous means giving something that is valuable to you or someone else without expectation of reward or return.

Many traditions measure generosity not by the size of the gift, but by what it cost the giver (e.g., time, effort).

Sometimes generosity requires pushing past a feeling of reluctance because we all instinctively want to keep ‘good things’, ‘good ideas’, for ourselves.


From: Sacred Text Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh

Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.

Be worthy of the trust of thy neighbour, and look upon him/her with a bright and friendly face.

Be a treasure to the poor, an admonisher to the rich, an answerer of the cry of the needy, a preserver of the sanctity of thy pledge.

Be fair in thy judgement, and guarded in thy speech.

Be unjust to no man/woman and show all meekness to all men/women.

Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression.

Let integrity and uprightness distinguish all thine acts.

Be a home for the stranger, a balm to the suffering, a tower of strength for the fugitive.

Be eyes to the blind, and a guiding light unto the feet of the erring.

Be an ornament to the countenance of truth, a crown to the brow of fidelity, a pillar of the temple of righteousness, a breath of life to the body of [human]kind, an ensign of the hosts of justice, a luminary above the horizon of virtue, a dew to the soil of the human heart, an ark on the ocean of knowledge, a sun in the heaven of bounty, a gem on the diadem of wisdom, a shining light in the firmament of thy generation, a fruit upon the tree of humility.



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