Receiving end

Its not easy to get out from under the weightOf being a persistent recipient.Where no one expects anything of youAnd that compounds until you don’t either.Making passivity a part of your identityAs though all you have capacity forIs to eat what others have produced.Generosity is not for the richNor love for the lovelyAnd showing up […]

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Bent towards generosity

You may not have the moneyTo help the person in front of youBut you do have earsTo hear their story.You may not have the wordsTo comfort the grievingBut you do have arms to hold them.You may not have a positionOr a titleBut you can still show upAs one who cares.Generosity isn’t for aCertain kind of […]

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The best way to give

Is to give something you love,That you actually like,Something you would have lovedTo receive yourself.It helps you to rememberThat things are just thingsBut people are preciousAnd are to be treasuredMore than our treasures.People have becomed used to being usedIn the pursuit of a bottom lineAnd possessions are heldIn highest esteem-In such a world,Practicing giving awayThings […]

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Selfish Wonders

There’s a temptation To not try generous things, Because they will not be appreciated, And wasted on a people that do not care, That do not see us Or what we contribute. We protest that we are unseen Yet we hide in the shadows of apathy, Mixing genuine exclusion with our own reluctance, For fear […]

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Expecting thank you’s

When helping others in need It’s important to think about how you are going to deal With non-appreciative people, Or people taking advantage of your charity. It’s often all too easy to mitigate your efforts Based on how grateful the people seem to be As though the end goal your our generosity is somehow changed […]

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Generosity is a posture

Its either you’ve chosen it Or you haven’t. If you wait till you feel  generous Chances are it will be occasional and only in very unique situations, And you would have missed several worthwhile opportunities along the way. If you are waiting for the candidate with the perfect track record Or that circumstance where you can […]

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On Giving

There are moments when you see a need And you’re in a position to help But then you hesistate. Maybe the prospective recipient of your generosity Is someone who typically doesn’t say thank you, Or at least not the way you like to be thanked. Worse yet, they could see your open hand And try […]

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