Anne Lamott tells us that being generous is the ultimate healing (page 21 Help Thanks Wow). I have been thinking a lot about that. I may quibble over whether or not generosity is the ultimate healing; but that said, Ms. Lamott has helped me recognize that being generous goes a long way in furthering the healing process.
I remember a story a friend of mine told me that whenever she was feeling financially strapped, she developed a practice of making a rather large financial gift. It was an act of generosity. And she said it went a long way to healing her fear of scarcity.
Generosity is a form of gratitude. Generosity can bring us beneath the fears and anxieties of scarcity, resentment and fear – to the faith that with God we will always have enough.
Join me in reading and discussing Anne Lamott's new book, Help Thanks Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, during the season of Epiphany & Gratitude (January 6 - February 12, 2013).