Thursday, July 17, 2008
We say that if we ever have a lot of money we'll become generous. Who are we kidding! Prosperity has little to do with generosity. The average personal income in the State of Mississippi is the second lowest in the United States yet that State is ranked 6th in charitable giving. By contrast New Hampshire is ranked 6th in average personal income but you guess it they rank last in charitable giving. So a big income don't mean you have a big heart. In reality prosperity could make us less likely to give. If you desire to become a more generous person don't wait for your income to change, change your heat! Look for a reason to give. Question: What are you doing for others? How you answer that question is the measure of your generosity.