Generosity is a choice

The generous things we can do:

  • Stay inside
  • Work from home
  • Embrace inconvenience
  • Take less than what you think you need
  • Don’t shake hands
  • Check-in on your neighbors (via phone)
  • Wash your hands
  • Remind others to wash their hands
  • Cough in your elbow
  • Be honest about your health
  • Shop local
  • Leave a larger tip
  • Wait to cancel memberships
  • Be informed
  • Don’t obsess about what you can’t control
  • Pick up a book
  • Learn a new skill
  • Write a blog
  • Share something new
  • Build something
  • Start something
  • Spend quality times with your kids, talk to them about their dreams
  • Spend quality time with your partner, look them in the eye
  • Meditate
  • Turn off Netflix (or video games)
  • Breathe
  • Relax
  • Be patient
  • Pray
  • Be grateful for what you have

Generosity is actually a posture. A posture each of us can develop.

The thing is with social distancing, being quarantined or temporarily inconvenienced is: this isn’t about you right now.