A generous life

Sometimes loving generously is darn hard work.

Every time I feel like I am caring and giving, new opportunities arise and test me asking for just a little more.

It’s the little things that make a big difference in my daily life, not the dramatic, obvious moments.

When I stop myself from letting rip when someone really annoys, when I let someone in as I speed down the freeway, it’s when I think deeply before I respond in haste.

Living generously is outworked in small moments of compassion.

I love it when Mother Teresa said

‘Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.’

If we all just did something little to make someone else’s day a little brighter, I do believe our world would be strengthened.

Start with those closest.



About Amanda

Amanda Viviers Is an Author, Speaker, Creative Consultant and Novice Mum. Author of three books and she can be found most days at her shack close to the beach writing her fourth. She writes daily at www.amandaviviers.com and has worked in professional musical theatre. She worked on staff at Riverview for 12 years, mostly in the field of Creative Arts. Finalist in the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year and Community Services Award. She has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Literature and studied Musical Theatre at WAPPA. She is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia and is the co-founder of kinwomen; a network created especially for women. Recent Winner of ‘2013 CMA Best Digital Media Project Award’ for her blog Capture life. She is passionate about social justice and in the past has loved supporting children in the slums of Thailand and Indonesia. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty. She lives a creative life, longing to see people lived inspired.