Generosity


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Generosity

Abbé Constantin
self-sacrificing priest; curé of Longueral. [Fr. Lit.: The Abbé Constantin, Walsh Modern, 105]
Amelia
takes interest in Paul. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Antonio
lends money gratis. [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
Appleseed, Johnny
(John Chapman, 1774–1845) gave settlers apple seeds and a helping hand. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 146]
Baboushka
female Santa Claus on Feast of Epiphany. [Russ. Folklore: Walsh Classical, 50]
Befana
female Santa Claus who comes at Epiphany. [Ital. Legend: Walsh Classical, 50]
Bountiful, Lady
benevolent, beneficent, but a bit overbearing. [Br. Lit.: Beaux’ Stratagem, Espy, 129]
buffalo
heraldic symbol of unselfishness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
bull
heraldic symbol of magnanimity. [Heraldry: Halberts, 21]
Burchell, Mr.
gave to the poor. [Br. Lit.: Vicar of Wakefield]
Cinderella
feeds beggar whom sisters scorn. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120–121]
Dāna
almsgiving to poor, giftgiving to priests. [Hindu Rel.: Parrinder, 72]
Ephron
tried unsuccessfully to give Abraham free burial-ground. [O.T.: Genesis 23:10–16]
Hood, Robin
robbed rich to help poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
Maecenas
to poets, esp. Virgil, as a patron. [Rom. Hist.: Espy, 123]
Nicholas, St.
bringer of presents to children on Christmas. [Folklore: Wheeler, 327]
Rosie
could not deny love to anyone. [Br. Lit.: Cakes and Ale]
Salvation Army
(officially called Volunteers of America) organization devoted to helping unfortunates. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 443]
Santa Claus
gives gifts to children on Christmas. [Folklore: Walsh Classical, 50]
shmoo
ham-shaped beast that laid eggs, provided milk, and happily gave its flesh to the hungry. [Am. Comics: Li’l Abner]
Trot, Tommy
sold bed to buy wife a mirror. [Nurs. Rhyme: Opie, 416]
Twelve Days of Christmas
presents increase with each day of Yuletide. [Am. Music: “Twelve Days of Christmas” in Rockwell]
Twm Shon Catti
Welsh Robin Hood. [Welsh Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1110]
Unferth
offers Beowulf finest sword in kingdom. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
Vincent de Paul, St
. worked and gave prodigiously of himself to poor. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 337]
widow’s mite
poor woman’s contribution of all she had. [N.T.: Mark, 12: 42–44; Luke 21:2–4]
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In all this, it is the generosity that springs from the freedom born out of gratitude; the freedom and gratitude that allows us to place all that we have and all that we are in the service of the other person and of God.
The Buddha praised one who is accomplished in generosity (caga-sampada).
If you notice any of these signs in yourself, at any time, maybe you should consider stopping extending unwise generosity.
Figures tell us that the "Figures tell us that the billion pounds have helped billion pounds have helped about 50million people about 50million people in the UK and overseas, in the UK and overseas, 50million people whose lives 50million people whose lives have been changed or saved have been changed or saved by the generosity of people by the generosity of people they've never met.
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children.
In other words, progress of a country is also tied to how happy its people are and collective generosity is a sure sign of happiness.
I will always remember the generosity of spirt shown to me today.
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