I feel that I have benefited so much from being generous. It seems that very act of generosity is an investment with future dividends. Sooner or later a blessing will result from being generous.
So how did I get free organic produce by being generous?
When it came to pay the rent, I started to bring my rent checks to where the landlord lives, a few blocks away. I decided that I would give four post-dated checks at a time. So when I brought my checks after a few times I noticed an appreciative smile on the landlord’s face. It seems thatmy generous act had won his admiration.
One day when he was visiting the building where I live, he told me about a mulberry tree that is in the garden and that I could have the berries if I wanted. Of course I was delighted to have fresh fruit right from the tree. So for the last week I have been enjoying free organic mulberries to eat.
I have seen in my life that taking an interest in other people and giving generously of my time and attention has often brought back generous dividends. Just like every seed has the potential of an abundant crop, so every generous act has the potential for great returns.
Of course, I’m just happy to generously give
I was going to write one article on generosity but was surprised that I had learned so much about this gift that God has given us. It produced five articles.
There seems to be much to be said about the power of generosity. I hope you have learned something beneficial that will bless you the rest of life as it has done me.
I have made it my resolve to try to give more people my generous undivided attention. Many crave attention as they feel unloved. I want to show more concern and appreciation for the people I know and meet.
Stinginess, selfishness and greediness do not bring much happiness or many friends. However being generous and showing the spirit of generosity will bring back much happiness.
I hope that you, dear reader, are able to absorb the sense of what God is trying to teach us by his example of generosity.