This month Mr B and I are taking part in #FlashFiveFriday run by The Indie Exchange.
#FlashFiveFriday is a weekly flash fiction / flash blogging prompt.
The rules are very simple if you’d like to take part:
1) Write for no longer than five minutes
2) No upper or lower word limits
3) You must write something new
4) You can prepare your post ahead of time but the 5 minute limit still applies
5) If you add your blog post to the weekly linky you must visit five other blogs that week too to show your support
#FlashFiveFriday – Generosity
This week is a David solo as Mrs B has work commitments. She’ll be back next week!
Generosity is one of those things that some of us sadly won’t consider when it comes to others. It often amazes me that some of the most generous people are the ones who are not wealthy, have very little to their names yet are always willing to share what they have, be it time, possessions or money, for the benefit of others.
I’m not saying that if you work hard and earn well that you should give it all away, no one should, but I think those of us that are super rich (i.e. millionaires) can afford to share something of what they have. My wife and I frequently pass a homeless man in town and he is always polite to everyone that passes, whether they stop to talk to him or not. We always give him something of what we have whether it’s just £1 or sometimes even a £5 note. We check what we have and share what we can. We always wish we could do more.
We are not generous because we want to win prizes or make ourselves feel better, it is just the way we are. Wherever possible we try to help others. I think the smallest gestures can make all the difference and I know that if Donna and I see our own fortunes change and we have a better home and life than we do now, we’ll never stop our belief in generosity. There are so many ways to be generous to others and the impact it has on them is reason enough to consider being so.