Chewing your nails… cracking your knuckles… putting your foot in your mouth… generosity?
I’ve spent the past couple of days thinking about generosity. Not all day, of course, that’s ridiculous, but here and there, on commercial breaks, 2AM feedings…and I’m thinking ‘what is there to say about generosity’? Or, more truthfully, ‘what do I have to say about generosity?’.
I thought about sharing a touching story, one that would really melt your heart, but I just wasn’t in the mood. I thought about talking about how I’m the most generous person I know at this moment as I give my life, my body, and more importantly, my sleep, for Eva. I realized that I was a little full of myself (and less than generous!), so I started to think about all the people who are more generous than I (and also more humble), but there are too many to list and I didn’t want to leave anyone out. Since I didn’t seem to have any original ideas, I thought about putting some quotes up from ‘The Power of Generosity” by Dave Toycen… but I already did that.
So I turned to Wikipedia, your friendly, neighborhood know-it-all, for some inspiration. And this is what they say: