virgin islands scene

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
-- Abraham Lincoln


Saturday, December 22, 2012

A generous heart

A sure way to be joyful is to be generous. Instead of worrying about what you can get, enjoy giving all you can give.

Living generously is living well and living richly. It makes you an active participant not only in your own good fortune, but also in the good fortune of others.

Life can be an incredibly beautiful and wonderful experience. Your generosity magnifies that beauty and wonder many times over.

Generosity is not merely a matter of material offerings. Real and meaningful generosity is giving of yourself.

Give your love, your attention, your compassion, your interest, curiosity and genuine caring. Give your time, your understanding, your peaceful, positive presence and your commitment.

Live each day with a generous heart. Make life’s abundance even more abundant by giving the best that you have.

— Ralph Marston

previousUse your power       Enjoy this momentnext

Copyright ©2012 Ralph S. Marston, Jr. All Rights Reserved. The Daily Motivator is provided for your personal, non-commercial use only. Other than personal sharing, please do not re-distribute without permission.