As part of our series the 5 G’s to a Stronger mindset, the second G or gift is Generosity. As defined by the dictionary generosity is the quality of being kind and generous.
What is Generosity?
Generosity is giving to others without the expectation of anything in return. However, we truly do receive so much more in return because it fills us up and makes us feel good. Have you ever regretted giving your heart, talents, or treasure? Ziglar says, “You will receive everything you want in life if you just help other people get what they want.
To me, generosity is the abundance of love and the blessings of our time bestowed on others. It is giving your most treasured talents and gifts to help others in their life’s journey. As Winston Churchill states, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” You truly are building your legacy and strengthening your mindset by the act of generosity. Personally, I instill a small act each day whether through a small donation to a nonprofit, holding the door for a stranger, texting a friend to let them know I am thinking of them, or donating my time to help someone in need. By being intentional with small acts of kindness, our mental capacity shifts to that of happiness.
The benefits of Generosity are numerous and include:
- Lower stress
- Gives us a sense of purpose
- Makes us feel happier
- Improves relationships
What is one small act you can do today to demonstrate this “G” and how does it make you feel?