Being generous is something very elegant! It has an elevated quality, inherent to people who have attained a high spiritual level!
Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft), Warren Buffett (investor), George Lucas (filmmaker) and Oprah Winfrey (TV host) are just some of the billionaires involved in philanthropic campaigns. But donating is only part of generosity: it is the most visible part, even when people wish to remain anonymous. Many who donate do not like to reveal their identity, because generosity only acquires its full meaning when it is coupled with discretion.
It is an inspirational light that comes from within, and that must be cultivated - daily. It is the ability to let others shine, is to give space to others, it is to stop being egocentric, it is to stop using the word 'I' and instead use the word 'we'. Generosity is what turns people into leaders!
It is the basic principle of solidarity - that broader donation that comes directly from the spirit! It is a divine spark that persists in humans, and that causes them to be more pure and better.