We are living in extraordinary times. More and more people are beginning to wake up. They are becoming conscious in their everyday activities and for many, seeing the world with new eyes, perhaps for the very first time.
My own journey began several years ago. I was literally shocked into awakening. After it was over, everything was the same, yet everything was totally different. The things that were important to me before now seemed trivial. My perception of life had totally shifted to a new place. It was wonderful and amazing and yes, even a little scary at first. But there was no turning back now, only moving forward. Nothing had changed on the outside, but the inside was altered profoundly and forever. Like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”, I knew that I wasn’t in Kansas anymore.
It has been a wonderful yet sometimes difficult road, searching for a purpose, the purpose, my purpose. And when I think of that, the word purpose, (Why am I here?) these 3 words come to mind for me. Beauty, Generosity and Love.
Beauty, because I have always loved to create beautiful things in the world. Love, because it truly is the answer to everything. And Generosity, which comes from a giving and open heart. Life is really very simple, what you give out comes back to you in great abundance. The secret is to give from a joyful place with no expectation of anything in return. For me, the greatest satisfaction has come from giving anonymously. That is about as pure as giving can be. My own secret smile is my tender reward.
And so, I began to think about what Generosity really means to me in all areas of my life and I came up with the following piece which I am sharing with you below.
Enjoy and have a delicious day. Make it a very “generous” one.
Love and blessings, Veronica
Generosity of Spirit
Copyright 2006 by Veronica Hay
Be generous with your time …
Stay fully present with each encounter, as if this moment,
is the most important, and nothing else exists.
Be generous with your words …
Never miss an opportunity to tell someone how you feel about them, or something they have done. A word of encouragement, a note of appreciation, a sincere compliment, can brighten someone’s day and even change a life.
Be generous with your thoughts …
Think the best of others, and see them as they would like to be, and not as they are now.
Be generous with your money …
Find an occasion to share what you have with others.
Money is like love, the more you give away, the more returns to you.
Be generous with your heart …
Keep it open, no matter how frightening that may be sometimes. An open heart will heal every ailment and restore peace to your soul.
Be generous with your smile …
Give it away to everyone you meet, and see the world reflected back to you, in joyous celebration.
Be generous with your love …
It is who you really are, and why you came here, and in the end, it is all that really matters anyway.