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Watercolor by Lyn Mason, January 2008
Defined by the Artist: Generosity is the intentional outpouring of gratitude from the compassionate heart. To be generous is to realize that we are abundant beings, ever receiving and giving the blessings of a benevolent Creator. Becoming aware of our daily blessings, we say "Thank you", and the Universe responds with further blessings. Once we comprehend the power and reward of gratitude, we can become like open fountains in an ongoing cycle of receiving and giving. This is the perpetual state of grace that God intended for us. The formula for generosity is to know the Truth of who we are, be grateful for what we have, and open our hearts to give freely. The more generous we are, the more contentment grows within. But more significant than this is the role generosity has on a global scale. As a demonstration of compassion and service, this noble virtue plays a critical part in the evolution of humanity and the future of our world.
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