20121204-053451.jpgWhen thoughts arise and ideas emerge that spark generosity, it’s easy to shy them away. I can’t do that, no its not possible, I don’t have the resources.

I think we should explore generous thoughts more. Find creative and innovative solutions to be generous. Christmas is a time, when we don’t necessarily feel like being generous. I find myself trying to find ways towards shortcuts and quick and easy solutions.

As we rush past the elderly in the shopping centre, as we tap our feet at the pregnant lady slowing us down in the aisle at the shops, as we have another conversation with our child about their behavior, lets choose generosity this Christmas.

Generous thoughts are not kept only for money and gifts.

Generosity is birthed in our thoughts, it is cultivated in our speech and is modeled by our actions.

Never suppress a generous thought.

What a great quote.


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 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.