Generosity in quotes: Hamdi Ulukaya

“Yes, I built a $450 million plant and all that stuff, but the part I love the most is becoming this hub for building lives. Refugees have gone through so much . . .  And seeing them smile and full of energy, it’s like a new world is created—while you’re making a cup of yogurt! […]

Generosity in quotes: Gaping Void

“There’s something magical about kindness. It’s an element we no longer expect in our day-to-day interactions, but it’s something we long for. The thing about exclusivity is that it’s really, really lonely. It seems cool to be the girl in the sunglasses, the guy who never picks up his phone, but there’s a lot of […]

Generosity in quotes: Amy Aves Challenger

“I’ve discovered that kindness grows from the belief in the (God-given) goodness inside another person. When kindness is given, it rises and regenerates and perseveres in another. It holds life upright through struggles. Kindness rains on deserts of difficulties, pours hope on all in its path, filling streams of suffering and loneliness with goodness and […]

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: Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”   Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet    

Generosity in quotes: ABBA

“If you need me, let me know, gonna be around. If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down. If you’re all alone when the pretty birds have flown, . . . Take a chance on me. Gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie, If you put me to the […]

Generosity in action: Helping people one scarf at a time

She’s only been knitting since October, but for Ponca, NE, elementary school student Mackenzie Schram, her new-found hobby has become a passion. In just under six months, the 10-year old has made and sold fifty infinity scarves and donated another fifty to Haven House, a ministry that provides intervention and support services to victims of […]

In any language, generosity matters.

Nothing I write today can be a more powerful reminder that generosity matters than this beautiful commercial from a Thai life insurance company. To date (April 30, 2014) the 3-minute video titled “Unsung Hero” has racked up more than 12 million views. I’m confident it has encouraged that many or more copy cat acts of […]

Generosity in quotes: R. J. Palacio

“Kinder than is necessary,” he repeated. “What a marvelous line, isn’t it? Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed… If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder […]

Generosity in quotes: Rose Herceg

“Every one of us, each and every day, has the chance to do something worthy. But most of us look the other way. Not because we’re unkind or cold-hearted, but usually because we’re a little lazy or too wrapped up in our own worlds. . . If you are in a position to help, then […]