“Be generous. Look for ways to love and serve.”
If there was ever a time that generosity was needed, the time is now. Australian activist and author Christine Caine reminds us of this in today’s quote that we need to look for ways to love and serve others by being as generous as possible.
The first thing that pops into most people’s minds when it comes to being generous is to give others money. Indeed that is one way to be generous as it can help an individual or an organization financially but the long term effects can vary. It also means donating food, clothes or other items to those that are need. I know that when we do food drives for our families several times a year at my school, to see their appreciation on their faces warms my heart. We also do programs like Pack A Sack which gives food each week to those families in need and have a Clothing Closet that gives our students shoes, clothes and school supplies when they need them as well. To me these are examples as to how our school loves and serves our community.
The giving of your time is something to me that is the most important way we can love and serve others, to show our generosity. We can volunteer in a soup kitchen or at a hospital or nursing home. I cannot think of anything more rewarding than this, to give yourself to others. This is why I believe we are all here on this planet and like Belinda Carlisle once sang: heaven is a place on earth. Remember though that we also should love and serve our family as well. They need us, our time, and our presence each and every day too. Help them become the best they can be by giving more of yourself and your time to them. It will benefit you all. Trust me.
Generosity is often compared to someone who is unselfish. So be unselfish. Give more of yourself to others. Love and serve. Be the change.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?