We are called to be generous in our caring and kindness for other people, even those whose ideas are very different from ours. There is no longer we and they, there is only us. All of us are connected in our humanity. Our generosity of spirit includes empathy for those who are afraid, ill or lonely. (which is all of us!)
There are so many ways we can demonstrate generosity, now that are lives have slowed down. We can call that friend we've been meaning to touch base with. We can write that card and mail it. We can offer our listening ear so someone can empty their cup.
We can show our gratitude to those who are serving humanity: health care professionals and everyone involved in health care, delivery drivers, grocery and pharmacy employees and managers, garbage truck companies and drivers, teachers and educators, caring strangers who offer to do things for us that we can't do ourselves, the people who make our lives easier every day.
How can you be generous today?
Who has been generous to you during this crisis?
Wonderful examples of Generosity:
The next day, on our local Facebook page, a woman I didn't know offered to get anything for anyone at Costco. Two hours later, with mask and gloves on, she appeared on my porch with the one item I had asked for. She had a car full of items she was delivering to folks all over the small island on which we live. Such kindness, caring and generosity.
People all over the world are cheering, clapping, and showing their deep appreciation to health care workers as they go to work. The unity and cooperation are felt, seen and heard in cities and towns.
Actor John Krazinski has started a Good News network. His first broadcast is full of good news, appreciation, cheerfulness and humor. It will cheer you up! https:// https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug
The Good News Network has been sharing all kinds of good news for a long time. https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/
A most generous offer comes from the Virtues Matter team: Download the most recent Virtues Resilience Cards on the Virtues Cards app. Check out the beautiful new video of all the ways to use this app! Get your free set for the next two weeks at https://www.virtuesmatter.com/
Virtues are popping up everywhere. They've never been needed more than now! If you'd like to join the team of dedicated Virtues Project Facilitators from around the world, now is the time to become a Facilitator and spread this wonderful work. See the upcoming programs below and join us!