Last week we had a couple of days away – staying in a beautiful house – that was filled with displays of generosity.
From the moment we arrived – it was immediately evident – that the hosts had gone ‘over and above’ what was required of them – to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
A spirit of generosity invaded the place – so much attention had been given – attention to comfort – attention to enjoyment – attention to providing those extras – that would make our stay memorable.
As this quote says – “Attention is the rarest – and purest form – of generosity”
It’s rare that such generosity is encountered – many times when we have stayed at various places – we have experienced thoughtfulness – but never before to the extent of the generosity that we found here.
This recognition of such generosity stayed with me on my return – made me thoughtful – made me look at how I treat others – am I simply thoughtful – or do I go to the extent of being generous -someone once said – “Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live”
I want to be generous – “be generous with my spirit – and help the world around me – by being a shining light of loving attention – to see the beauty in giving love”
I see so much of God’s generosity displayed all around me – I so often marvel at the displays of His creation – the beauty that surrounds me – the attention that is in every detail – generously given for me to enjoy – and I am inspired – inspired to display generosity in my life – to pay attention to the details –
This quote by Winston Churchill is so true – “We make a living by what we get – but we make a life – by what we give”
I want to ‘make a life’ -not just ‘a living’ – a life defined by what I give – but even more than that – defined by a generosity of spirit.
So – I am grateful – not just for the kindness our hosts extended to us – but for the lesson in generosity – I was certainly both challenged – and inspired – Blessings – Lois