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Why Everyday Politeness Is One of the Best Gifts of All, Part One

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Allegory of Virtue by Simon Vouet
During the Month of Self-Giving, I’ve put a lot of thought into the gifts that really matter–the acts of sacrifice that really change us.

For example, when I give make my husband an elaborate brunch (one of his favorite treats), I often expect some relaxation time in return. Even though I’ve worked hard and given him something he really enjoys, I haven’t really made myself more generous spirited. How do I go from doing something generous to being a generous person, who makes sacrifices for others without thinking about them and without feeling self-righteous or resentful?

I want to strengthen the virtue of generosity within myself. Read the rest of this entry

How to Share the Holidays with Friends of Many Faiths

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Hanukkah Celebration via Wikimedia CommonsMost holidays are about faith, family, and friendship, so it’s only natural that we want to include those we care about in our celebrations. With a little bit of sensitivity, we can share our traditions with those of other cultures and faith without making them feel isolated or judged–and without compromising our own beliefs. Here is what I’ve learned from my own experience and the experiences of friends from other faiths. Read the rest of this entry