As it happened, it made me think of an event from my early childhood. When I was 6 years old, I was walking out of Sunday night mass with my grandfather where we saw a mentally handicapped man standing outside. It was drizzling and cold but this particular homeless man always recognized us and greeted us with a cordial hello. That night, while walking next to my ‘abuelito’ (grandfather), I saw him taking out a 100 Sucres bill (at that time almost $100) from his pocket and placing it in the hand of this old man. This simple, polite man bowed in appreciation with a great grin on his face. Abuelito smiled back and kept walking. No one noticed except me; an event that had touched me so deeply that I periodically recite it to my kids.
True generosity, is when you are willing to offer your time, your effort, your words, your feelings, your possessions without expecting something in return; You offer openly, honestly and full of joy.
− I looked at Gabriel, I felt so proud of him. He was willing to help without expecting anything in return... What a great feeling, to know that my grandparent’s generosity was passed on to my kids.
True generosity is a silent gesture! - Isabela Fraga-Abaza