You make a living by what you get.
You make a life by what you give.

[Winston Churchill]

Instead of making a list of New Year’s resolutions this year, I thought I’d meditate on growth-producing concepts—a different one each month. January was forgiveness, February was thriving, March was gratitude. Generosity has come to my mind so often recently that I thought it would be a good topic for April.

The thought struck me when I read the quote above that “You make a life…” is a phrase that makes a point in addition to generosity. How many people make their lives pro-actively, and how many people allow their life to be made for them passively? I’ve been reading life is a verb by Patti Digh. It is all about living intentionally. This is exercise for my brain, kind of like my trips to Curves.