Generosity in quotes: David Lose

“Here’s the thing: it’s hard to be generous and brave and compassionate when you’re afraid, or feel like no one hears you, or suspect that no one or is looking out for you. And while there are a lot of conclusions that someone can draw from the 2016 election, one of the conclusions I’ve drawn […]

Generosity in quotes: Elizabeth Palmer

“. . . perhaps instead of rejoicing in one person’s exaltation over the other, we could simply aim for kindness and healing in this complex, broken world, where everyone needs simultaneously to be exalted and humbled. Perhaps grace could replace judgment in our assessment of those who appear to be our opponents. Rather than aiming […]

Generosity in quotes: Leo Buscaglia

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia (Dr. Love), author, motivational speaker, and university professor

Generosity in quotes: Brian E. Konkol

“. . . Perhaps the time has come to journey toward Christmas not with an outpouring of spending, but with acts of generosity and compassion that affirm the humanity of others in response to the assurance that all people —including ourselves — are of infinite value. Perhaps it is time to recognize the critical difference […]

Generosity in quotes: Anne Lamott

“My personal belief is that God looks through Her Rolodex when She has a certain kind of desperate person in Her care, and assigns that person to some screwed up soul like you or me, and makes it hard for us to ignore that person’s suffering, so we show up even when it is extremely […]

Generosity in quotes

“It seems to me that compassion asks what a person feels or needs…. and condescension assumes. (Stuff like: You are a mess and I can fix you. Awww you poor thing- I am so past that kind of experience that I’m sure I can help you do this better…” ) The times I’ve felt someone […]

Generosity in quotes

“In the end, effective outcomes and a piling of success stories aren’t the things for which we reach.  Though, who am I kidding. I prefer them to abject failure and decades of death. But it’s not about preference. It’s about the disruption of categories that leads us to abandon the difficult, the disagreeable, and the […]