The Spirit of Generosity


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When we hear the word ‘generous’;

The first thing that usually pops up in the head;

Is a hefty donation or charity in cash or kind;

And celebrities and corporations become generous;

As part of their social responsibility to fans and patrons;

And it ends there-giving to vulnerable groups in front of a camera;

To prove that they care.


But generosity just like excellence;

Should be more of a habit and not just an act;

Portrayed in interpersonal circles;

And not just in tangible substance;

Because food and money would run out;

And the minds of whom it was fed may forget;

But how we make others feel about themselves;

Might stay with them forever.

 

Be generous with your smiles;

Break your haters’ resolve to crush you;

Show them you’re stronger with your smile on;

Than they are with their mean comments;

Be generous with forgiveness;

The ones we love most;

Would be the ones to hurt us the most;

But how else can we show love in pain;

If not to release our offenders from our hearts;

And free ourselves from bitterness and rage?

 

Be generous with your time;

See the act of helping a colleague or stranger out;

As an investment into an unforeseen event;

You may never know when it will be of use;

Even enemies remember favors done them;

And they wish to pay off their debts;

Wouldn’t you want to be owed in generosity?

 

Be generous to those who can’t repay the favor;

For the reward is great;

When they utter, “God bless you”;

Receive it gladly;

Because they are seeds of goodness;

Sown into your life;

No act of generosity goes unrewarded;

Even if you don’t reap the fruits in your lifetime;

Believe that your children would.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. zahraammar says:

    Hi,

    I have been following your blog for sometime and really like it. I have Published anthology of poems, Spring Delusions. It’s currently for free on Amazon on kindle.

    Spring Delusions

    I would love to get feedback and insights, if you have the time. A review would be awesome!

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    Zahra Ammar

    On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM, Joseyphina’s World wrote:

    > joseyphina posted: ” #DailyPost When we hear the word ‘generous’; The > first thing that usually pops up in the head; Is a hefty donation or > charity in cash or kind; And celebrities and corporations become generous; > As part of their social responsibility to fans and patrons; A” >

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for following my blog and letting me know of your anthology. I’ll find it and read it when I get the time. Enjoy your weekend, Zahraammar

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  2. joymanda says:

    Nice post. It’s been quite a while. Feels good to be back to reading your posts. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Yay! Nice to have you back, dear. Have you read the latest chapter of family beyond Blood?

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      1. joymanda says:

        I’m yet to. Lemme charge my phone first. Lol

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  3. A nice reflection of love ..universal love , loved it josey . Good times .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, Kamakhya ☺

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  4. jodiheisz says:

    So true about generosity. All you need to be generous is to show love, compassion and forgiveness towards others. And a smile goes a long way.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Yes, it does. Thanks for reading, Jodi. Happy Sunday ☺

      Liked by 1 person

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