Generosity is a mentality – a state of being that people have talked about since time immemorial: ‘The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed’ – Proverbs 11:25
But for some people, the idea of giving away money is not a positive proposition. To counteract that thinking, look at how you could gain by being financially generous:
- Giving brings wonderful therapeutic benefits that can actually have a healing effect on us. Even the super-rich like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett claim they no longer gain any satisfaction in making huge amounts of money. but in giving it away they feel joy and find meaning in their lives.
- ‘You reap what you sow’: If you want a good friend, you become a good friend; If you give time to someone, you will gain time back. Money is no different. Most wealthy people didn’t wait to become wealthy to start giving. They gave money when they had very little and it became part of their character, and inevitably, their future.
I advise you to read more about this in my book, but what you will hopefully start to appreciate now is that giving is a matter of faith.