True generosity is rooted in humility and the acknowledgement that we can't do life alone.
If your giving is focused on what you can provide and you find yourself never accepting help, it's a sign that your giving is rooted in arrogance and a sense of superiority. This can be a tough lesson, but one that – once faced with honesty – can be a profound act of self-care.
If you want to become more generous, learn how to graciously receive help, compliments, and gifts. Doing so will change both your life and the lives of those around you for the better.
Originally published March 2012