“That's what I consider true generosity: You give your all and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.”—Simone de Beauvoir
It is my experience that generosity is not just for the one on the receiving end of it, but probably the giver gets most of the benefits of this kindness. Generosity gives you a healthier and happier life, increases your life satisfaction, and creates bonds with others. Generosity comes from a sense of abundance, not lack or greed. True generosity is the act of giving without expectations. Being generous is easy. Just do it once and you are on a roll. The trick is being clean and clear of expectations, otherwise you can get disappointed and discouraged. You can also extend that generosity to yourself by practicing self care moments. I realized a while back that when I go for a run or a hike, sometimes, I do not spend a little time giving back to my body. My muscles contracted to perform the movements I demanded from my body and when that is done, I denied it of a release of those tired and tight muscles. I am sharing a gentle and restorative pose for those of you who need a little reprieve after a walk, run, hike, or just want to relax. Get a couple of blankets or towels and give yourself a moment of care and relaxation by clicking here.
“It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.”— Jacques-Yves Cousteau