The Generosity Series: 5
The great thing about generosity is that what you do not only will be good, but it is something that will last. It will last for what even could be a lifetime. Look at icons like Mother Theresa. She has impacted so many people with her generosity. People still look up to her to inspire themselves to be generous to this day. While you might not feel like little acts will do very much, it only takes one thing you do to start a chain of other good acts among other people. Not all the time do people just randomly start doing generous deeds. Someone’s got to start somewhere. And maybe you can be that start.
Doing something for someone else is like an invitation for that person to pass on the kindness. If they accept that and do more things for others, then you have tons of people doing something good for someone else. It can actually even be subconscious! Say you’re at the store, and someone lends you their shopping carriage so you didn’t have to go across the parking lot to get one yourself. You feel taken back by that kindness, so you are in a better mood and you decide to buy your friend something. That person might not even realize how that one person in the parking lot made them buy that gift, but you see, that’s a side of how contagious generosity works. That and knowingly doing things because of someone else. But that secret effect it has on people is what makes us function and prosper as humanity.