01 Nov 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.