(vs. Stinginess)

Carefully managing my resources so I can freely give to those in need.

To practice Generosity I will:

Generosity is a natural character quality to follow a study of gratefulness because being generous requires that you be an abundant thinker, someone who believes that there is enough to go around. Abundant thinkers are generous because they feel lucky and don't mind sharing what they have. They value competition as it can lead to increased skills whether they win or lose. They are optimistic, confident and believe more good things are yet to come. They understand that someone else's success does not diminish their own. They are able to give with no strings attached. On the other hand, scarcity thinkers are stingy thinkers, afraid that someone will take what they are entitled to. They are fearful, suspicious and pessimistic about their future, choosing to hoard what they have “just in case ”. Abundant thinkers are generous with spending time with others, giving of themselves and not just cash.

This month, think abundantly and practice generosity with your time, talents and treasure.

"When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing." - Vernon McLellan

"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out." - Frank A. Clark


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Generosity

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

Generosity page