The desire to act generously arrives like uninvited guest,
unexpectedly, like a lightning bolt, in a mere moment. A gesture, a news
story, a quotation in a book, a passing remark can change everything.
For many, that moment is enough for generosity to move into their hearts
and minds and become central to their lives.
This book will help readers open their hearts to the power of their
own innate generosity, their desire to make a difference in the world,
to help make someones day a little brighter or their world a bit more
secure. It will kindle a spark in readers hearts that moves them into
the sunshine of a more generous life. If one life is more generous, we
all prosper. That is one of generositys most wonderful qualities: it is
Inspiring Generosity is an invitation to savor a sampling of
the very best inspirations on the subject of generosity. It includes
fourteen contemporary stories of generosity heroes whose lives have
been transformed by the power of generosity. Sprinkled throughout these
stories are writings, poems, and quotes from Shakespeare, Hafiz, Emily
Dickinson, George Eliot, Wendell Berry, Sharon Olds, Naomi Shibab Nye,
Donald Justice, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou, Gandhi,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John Steinbeck, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy,
Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, Seneca, Albert Schweitzer,
Anne Frank, and many others.
Inspiring Generosity,Barbara Bonner, Wisdom Publications, Paperback, 2014, 200 Pages, $19.95