The Extra Mile of Generosity

Because of innate selfishness, most of us find it easier to be mean than generous. If we can get rather than give, we feel we have scored. We love to strike a hard bargain, to sell something for which we have no use. We are gratified if we can sell for more than we gave. In consequence, generous deeds are so rare they provide topics for conversation.
But meanness is, in fact, short-sighted. In reality, we rob ourselves of a light heart and the satisfaction of knowing we have helped another.
‘Give and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down and running over.’ The measure of our giving is the measure of our getting-in friendship, love, joy, even material blessings. The mean selfish life builds its own prison walls and passes sentence of solitary confinement.
Are you making a gift? Go the extra mile. Study the interests of the recipient, spend as much as you can afford and then add a little more!

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Cherry Flitcher said...

But meanness is, in fact, short-sighted. In reality, we rob ourselves of a light heart and the satisfaction of knowing we have helped another.

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