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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kelly

Generosity is Contagious

Generosity is contagious. One of the most amazing things to watch is the domino effect generosity sets off. Any act of generosity may be focused on a particular recipient, but the ripple effect reaches much farther than any of us can see. The good we do lives on forever, in other people, in other places, in other times. Generosity lives on forever.

Generosity is beautifully contagious. When one person acts generously, it inspires both the recipients and observers of that generosity to be generous toward others later. Research shows that generosity often spreads by three degrees—from person-to-person to person-to-person. That means that one simple act of generosity can impact dozens or even hundreds of people, most of whom you do not know and will never meet.

Now, here is today’s generosity habit.

Compliment a stranger. Not for how they look or something they own. Focus on character rather than appearance. Compliment their patience, hard work, perseverance, awareness, kindness, commitment, thoughtfulness… Make eye contact. Expect nothing in return. Just compliment someone generously.

Just your desire to generously compliment someone today will make it a great day, for you and others!

Matthew Kelly

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