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12 Simple Ways To Become More Generous [Examples] [Generosity Tips]

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.

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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
  • Stuff
  • Money

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

You have an abundance mindset this way .  This is necessary to be able to give with all your heart.

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

pay it forward generosity

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.

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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!

The original work? View the cards of the virtues project

The virtues project is the original initiative to spread as many virtues in the world as possible. Check out their virtue cards if you can!

Have fun applying generosity and becoming a generous person!

About The Author


Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!

1 Comment

  1. Ritu

    Thanks for making Generosity so simple to understand nd follow. Hv been searching on google for so long.
    God bless u with more wisdom, knowledge, happiness nd joys.
    Ritu kochar


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