Generosity is not a thought experiment. It does not exist until a generous act takes place.
To be generous, you must act generously.
The more often you act generously, the more generous you are!
What’s Stopping You?
I know that giving on a regular basis can be challenging. Even though I’ve gotten a lot better, there are time when the tongue in my mouth isn’t lining up with the tongue in my shoes.
Here are some of the things that stop me. Do any of them stop you?
- I don’t have enough for me.
- I feel like what I can give isn’t important enough and won’t make a difference.
- I’ll get around to it later when I have more time and money.
- I’m too busy to deal.
- I don’t know what to do.
- I don’t know how to do it.
- I don’t want to make a mistake or do it wrong or look stupid or get taken advantage of.
That’s a lot of resistance! But once you know this about yourself, you can put strategies in place that help you live up to your giving goals.
Make It Easy
What is the first rule for overcoming your resistance and giving more? Make It Easy!!!
If giving is hard, you get to the end of the year and you haven’t given as much as you think you should. But the holiday season is a terrible time of year to give; there’s just too much demand for your time and money.
There’s a better way! Do a little something every month. Make it a to-do item that you check off. That way, you get to the end of the year knowing you’ve made a big impact.
No more regret. No more guilt. Just you making the world a better place.
A Generous Year: One Month At A Time
This world is a vibrant tapestry composed of countless individual threads representing the billions of people, animals, environments, and interests on this planet. Because each thread is crucial to the tapestry’s integrity and beauty, I chose causes that touched many different threads.
Below you’ll find a recommended cause to support each month, but you should always feel free to choose your own cause. It’s not important that you support all the causes I’ve chosen. What’s important is that you take a small action or make a small contribution of time, money, expertise for something you care about EVERY SINGLE MONTH.
To make Living Generously even easier, you can join a Virtual Giving Circle where your small donation is pooled with the donations of other people who care about the same cause. We are now YOUR donation team. We make sure you’re giving to the right charity, that your donation is going to be used in the right way, and that’s it’s going to make a big difference.
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What are your favorite causes? How do you make sure you’re living generously?