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Simple Practices That Will Make You Want to Be More Generous - Thrive Global
Experts like Tony Robbins and Adam Grant prescribe generosity as the medication to achieve a happy and successful life. It makes sense because, scientifically speaking, donating to charity feels like sex to your brain. If we are happier when we give, why aren't we more generous? Like anything else, people find excuses.

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Donate When You Buy

When you order from Amazon, use “smile.amazon.com.” 

You choose the charity, and they donate a portion of your eligible orders at no cost to you. 

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Support Your Friends’ Businesses

“Like,” “Share,” or comment on your friend’s business content.

It’s easy, free, and strengthens your friendship, and their business.

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Box Up Leftovers

Box Up Leftovers

Instead of taking leftovers home to have them spoil, consider giving it to someone in need.

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Give A Compliment

One simple compliment can turn someone’s day around and positively affect many lives.

Compliments are easy to give if you focus on something you like. Look for opportunities to give a compliment.

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5 Minute Favor

The practice involves committing to one 5 minute favor a day. 

Doing one a day instills a habit of giving that benefits more than just the recipient.

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Pick Up A Piece Of Trash

Pick Up A Piece Of Trash

If you’re walking by a piece of trash, toss it in the nearest can. Every bit adds up over time.

Show generosity to your community and the Earth.

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Donate Unused Items

Practice decluttering on a monthly basis. Donate the items to a charity of your choice.

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Support Co-Worker’s Passions

One place we tend to forget to be generous is work. We spend a vast majority of our life there. 

It’s important to take the time to support your coworkers.

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Collect Change To Give Away

Collect Change To Give Away

Many of us accumulate nickels and dimes that end up in forgotten places.

Collect coins in a ziplock bag and give it away to someone with a genuine need.

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Volunteer

Find a cause that you care about and allocate time as often as possible.

Volunteering can help develop new skills, build experience, and spread more love and kindness.

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Generosity

The ancient Law of Circulation requires that you give others whatever you wish to have for yourself. 


If you want love, then you must give love; if we want peace, then you must give peace; ...

True generosity is unconditional

Unconditional generosity is giving without anticipation of any kind of reciprocation, repayment, or even a thank you.

Examples of generosity include a simple smile for a stranger or sharing your time with the elderly.  Think about what else you can give in terms of time, talent and resources that you are blessed with.

Generosity begets generosity

Generosity spreads and transfers and has a 'pay it forward effect' many times over.

The generosity cycle has it's own momentum and spreads over a period of time as each person is impacted.

We think rich people should be more generous

We think rich people should be more generous

Most of us believe if we earned a bit more money, we'd have more free money to give. But the wealthier people get, the more expenses they accumulate, meaning there is not that much &quo...

A mismatch between income and perception

When we think wealthier people should donate more, we are essentially looking at our own lifestyle and comparing it to their income. We think they have abundance even if they don't feel that abundance.

The point is that everybody feels constraint to give. It's about prioritizing and giving according to your own moral standards.

The benefits of generosity

Generous people report being happier, healthier, and more satisfied with life than those who don’t give.

Generosity produces within us the sense that we are shaping the world around us into a...

Embrace gratitude

Make a list of the things in your life for which you are grateful.

Sometimes, the most important step you can take to become more generous is to consider what you already possess.

Start really small

Give, even if you start with $1 to an online charity. It does not matter what amount you choose, jump right in with something small to help build momentum in your life towards generosity.

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