THIS WEEK: OFFER HOPE

Hope is an awesome word. There’s no way to say the word “hope” and not feel a sense of excitement, progress, possibilities, and new horizons. But “hope” can also conjure up tougher thoughts, because we often don’t think of or use the word “hope” until […]

THIS WEEK: LOVE YOURSELF

The words “love” and “generosity” are the perfect “six in one, half dozen in the other” combination of words. Let us explain… Someone might say that it’s impossible to love someone else until you learn how to love yourself. However, someone else might argue that […]

THIS WEEK: GIVE YOUR TIME

Time is the most precious thing we have in life. We can’t stop it, we only get so much of it, and we ultimately never know how much of it we actually get. We don’t say this in an effort to bum everyone out; rather, […]

THIS WEEK: LAUGH FREELY

If someone approached you and said that there is something you can do as many times a day as you want and it will lower your blood pressure, reduce stress, work out your stomach muscles, improve your heart health, boost T cells, release endorphins, and […]

THIS WEEK: DONATE A LITTLE

In our Super-Size, Big-Gulp, Win-the-Lottery culture, we are constantly communicated the message that more is better. Bigger meal, bigger home, bigger bank account, etc. But is this really the case? Isn’t too much of a bad thing a bad thing? And isn’t there such a […]

THIS MONTH: MONDAY GETS GENEROUS

If there was ever a time of year when we are best at showing our generosity, it is the month of November. In fact, in the U.S. alone, over $50 billion is spent during the four days of Black Friday through Cyber Monday. And, for the sake of our argument, we are going to assume that this money was spent in an effort to purchase gifts for other people. Pretty generous, if you really think about it. So convincing that one might say that we have the gift buying and gift giving kind of generosity down pretty well. And, we are not here to say that this is a bad thing… hey, everyone gets to pick how they spend their money and what feels like the right expression of generosity for them and the person on the receiving end. However, we are here to say that this is not the only way to be generous. In fact, there are limitless ways that we can give to one another… and even to ourselves. Your smile is a gift. Your time is a gift. Your hope is a gift. And, all of the little things that you do to lift someone up and to be kind to ourselves are all gifts. And, we like to imagine a world where all of these gifts were freely exchanged all year around. So, this month, we are going to give a generous helping of generosity. Being generous matters.