Some fantasize “If I were rich, I’d use the money for good causes.”
Instead of putting off generosity until you’ve accumulated more assets, find a way to make a difference with assets you might be undervaluing.
You don’t have to be rich to start practicing the mindset. Generosity is the willingness to share what you have to offer with confidence that someone will be enriched even by your smallest contribution.
It’s a way of declaring “I will not wait on more abundance before embracing the life-giving power of what I can share in this moment.”
Nathaniel Smith, Fellow at The Mercatus Center, wrote :
We all have two hands and a heart…ears?…these are all in high demand. Undervalued assets indeed.
On the surface, Smith’s words might sound like just another way of saying “Accept everything crappy about your life and never strive for more.”
But it’s the opposite.
If you want to GET more, you have to use what you already have.
The same is true of generosity.
If you want to GIVE more. you have to use what you already have.
The path to a better life always leads through a willingness to affirm something in your life that’s already worth building on.