Are you a Generous Mind?

Are you a Generous Mind? If you are intrigued by the idea, this is a place to explore what it means to you. Our blog focuses on helping you to learn what it means to be generous with what you know. You will find helpful tips and encouraging examples that will inspire you to release your ideas to the world! Find out more at www.generousmind.com.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Generosity That Falls Flat

Sometimes people don't appreciate our generosity. That sounds weird when you say it. The assumption about generosity is that it is welcomed and appreciated. But that is not always the case.

Being a Generous Mind is taking what you know and sharing it with others. But sometimes what we know isn't something they want to hear. In fact, many times it isn't what people want to hear. Generosity is a outward effort by one person to another. But it is not an individualized effort. For generosity to be effective it has to be recieved.

So what happens when people don't recieve our ideas. Well, we have a few choices. We can decide that we will not get hurt by them again and we stop being generous with them. Or we can continue to be generous and allow them more opportunities to accept it.

Being generous is thankless work most of the time. People take your ideas when you offer them but many times they don't thank you, they don't even give you credit many times.

So why should we do it? Well, we do it because we truely care about the person and we also care about the idea. If an idea is worth sharing, then it is worth some risk.

Do you care about the people in your life and the ideas you have to share them??

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Our Generous Words

We are working more and more on being generous with our ideas. Right now we have a series of blogs that we would like to make sure you know about:

http://greenmomchallenge.blogspot.com - A blog challenging moms to be eco-friendly in small ways.

http://innovationinmission.blogspot.com - A blog resulting from our book Innovation in Mission.

http://ourwordshop.blogspot.com - A blog with articles, poems and tidbits that we have written.

http://ministrytube.blogspot.com - A blog directory of ministries on YouTube.

We hope you enjoy!