Everyone wants to be more generous, but everyone (including myself) mention the same reason why its hard to be generous; “I just don’t have enough money leftover to give.”

 

I’m here to tell you that you do.  Here are three things I’m doing even within our tight budget to help me free up funds to become more generous.

 

1. I’m not buying any new clothing for one year.  With the money I save from buying used clothing, free clothes swaps and credit from consignment, I’m saving a whole heap!  That “heap” can now be allocated to be given away to someone who needs it.

 

2. I’m making coffee at home. I may go out for coffee once and awhile, but my daily Starbucks run is no more.  I’m saving $5 a day by discovering the art of home brew.  That money is freed up to bless someone!

 

3. I’m inviting people over instead of going out for dinner or coffee.  The concept of hospitality is being rediscovered in my life.   Firing up the BBQ or baking a yummy dessert is a great way to save money from going out for dinner and engage in meaningful conversation with friends and neighbors.  The money I’ve saved by avoiding a daily starbucks and my uber-consumer-clothes-mania can free me up to do so.

 

To say we lack money simply isn’t true – at least in most cases.   What we need is to reallocate funds to do what we really find important.

 

Wouldn’t it be amazing to live a life of generosity?!  Well you CAN!  Where can you reallocate your money to free up funds for radical generosity?

Check out this vid where Francis Chan shares how he gave $40,000, then $100,000, then $1million dollars by learning to live more simple and be more generous.  Challenging and inspiring. http://vimeo.com/25466626