I know that at this time of year, hearing ‘be generous’ can cause stress and panic and fear of the credit card bill arriving.
Generosity has nothing to do with consumerism, overspending or trying to people please.
Be generous of spirit. It costs you nothing to be kind. Be as generous as you can with your time and talents.
You have no idea how you impact someone with a compliment or pleasant observation. It usually goes unseen, but there is always a ripple effect.
How do you choose to react to a grumpy person? You have a choice- be grumpy right back or be understanding and make allowances. You choose the tone.
Remember the instances of a kind word from a stranger making a real difference to you.
Your words have power.