Some of the things we heard are:
- I don’t consider myself to be a generous person.
- I forgot that all those things my partner does for me are acts of generosity. I’m ashamed to say, I’ve come to expect them now.
- If I mention the ways in which I am generous out loud, isn’t that being conceited?
- I’m not in a relationship with anyone so I don’t have anything to contribute.
- I’ve got something to say, but I don’t think it’s exactly what you wanted.
Here are somethings to consider:
- There are no right answers.
- Anyone can “play” - you need not be in a committed relationship to enter.
- If you can’t see generosity in yourself - how can you see it in others? We’ve all been told that it isn’t nice to brag or boast. We aren’t asking for bragging or boasting. We are asking for sharing. There is a difference.
- We think if we had asked you to tell us what bugs you about your partner, kids, co-workers, etc. it would have been easier for you to comment. Perhaps we are more prone to recognize what we don’t like than what we do. It’s much easier to let your inner critic run wild and say awful things about you than to find admiration for yourself. Please practice being gentle with yourself.
- Use any format you choose. (See number 1.)
Thanks for reading.