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Inspiring Generosity

By Barbara Bonner (Wisdom Publications, 2014) Buy It Now

“Inspiring” is both an adjective and an active verb; both usages pertain to this big-hearted, quietly life-changing book. Interspersing multicultural poems and quotations with stories of 14 “generosity heroes”—ordinary people who found ways to change the world around them in ways large and small—Berkshires author and philanthropist Bonner urges us to take stock and take action. Every reader will find favorite quotes, like this from Betty Reese: “If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.” Or from Hafiz, “Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.”