12 Simple Ways To Become More Generous [Examples] [Generosity Tips]
Do you want to become a more generous person? In this article, you will find tips, ways and examples of being generous. You will learn ways to be generous without money and you will learn why generosity is important at home, at work, at school and in everyday life. What are the characteristics of a generous person? Read along and you’ll learn all about generosity!.
Generosity is a way to send love into the world
You make the world a better place because it is contagious when you are generous. Others are affected by this and are going to do it too! You trigger a ‘pay it forward’ effect. This even creates a snowball effect so you can make the world a more beautiful place.
Don’t measure your own value on the scales of your bank account, but with the frequency of your generosity.
– Haemin Sunim
How can you be a generous person? Let’s start by looking at all the tips!
Let’s look at some tips so we can learn to become more generous and apply the virtue of generosity.
Tip 1 – Share or give something that has meaning for you
What is the best way to show generosity to others? Give something that has truly meaning to you. Don’t just donate things that are unimportant to you, but also something that you can truly learn to detach from. That can be:
- Your time
- Your knowledge
- A helping hand
Tip 2 – Do not expect anything in return: you do not want any attention or a reward for giving
You are really sacrificing something for someone else. So you don’t get anything in return yourself. At least, your ego won’t get anything in return, and that’s actually fine. Be aware of that.
Never keep track of what you get in return from people.
Tip 3 – Don’t enquire how your gift is used
Do not consider how your gift is used: you just give it and then you let it go. Really giving means that the other person can decide for himself what to do with the gift. What you shouldn’t do at all is remind people that you gave them a gift.
Tip 4 – Live with the belief that there is more than enough for everyone
Tip 5 – Take the opportunity to give something
Think of it as an opportunity you can take by giving. Consider how often you have missed opportunities for Pay it Forward.
Tip 6 – It’s just nice to give something
Doesn’t it make you happy when you give something? Another reason to be generous more often!
Tip 7 – Give with all your heart: don’t hold back
When you give, do it with all your heart. If you take, do so with all your heart.
Tip 8 – Call upon your ability to be considerate and considerate
If you are good at being considerate , generosity will become much easier for you. Attentive people immediately grab their chance to pick up something for someone, to support someone or to give someone something!
Tip 9 – Think of generosity as something magical and pure
Read the quote below:
A gift that is given without expecting anything in return, in the belief that it should be given, in a good place and at an appropriate time, to someone who deserves it – that is a pure gift.
– Bhagavad Gita
Tip 10 – Recognize that someone else needs your help
Make it clear to yourself that you are helping out of generosity. Then you give your value and help.
Tip 11 – Be generous in your encouragement and recognition to others
Wherever you are, encourage and acknowledge people when you see that they deserve it. Make people shine! You can be very creative at this. Get inspired by the idea below about giving someone a standing ovation just for who that person is!
Tip 12 – Activate a ‘Pay It Forward effect’: give something and it will be infectious
Pay It Forward means that you do something good for someone else out of generosity, after which that person will do something good for another person. In this way, it causes a chain effect of good deeds on the world. So encourage the other to do a generous act too!
The scent always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
– Mahatma Gandhi
151+ examples of generosity
In this article about random acts of kindness, you will find lots of extra examples of generosity.
Why Be Generous? Why is generosity so important?
Without generosity, the world would look unhappy. Nothing would be donated without ulterior motives. There would always be conditions attached to a gift. But that is not giving / generosity.
You get a great feeling when you display generosity. It makes you happy when you do it.
Generosity is also a way to detach . Sooner or later you have to say goodbye to your belongings, so why not now – if you can make someone happy with it now? Moreover, in this way you get space for new beautiful things. This is the power of detachment, which you can combine beautifully with generosity. This contributes to your spiritual development.
The happiest people are not the ones who get more, but who give more.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Giving also ensures that you can receive again. Give with all your heart and feel free to receive with all your heart. Moreover, this is an opportunity for someone else to also be allowed to exercise generosity.
Every gift brings double happiness: it brings joy to the giver and to the receiver.
Affirmation for Generosity: Read this sentence out loud
I am generous. I look forward to every opportunity to share and give. I am considerate in my generosity. I give in a free way, without conditions and with all my heart, full of pleasure!
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Have fun applying generosity and becoming a generous person!