#24. Generous

One of Gale’s most outstanding traits is her generosity. You hear the phrase often “Will give the shirt off their back”… but with Gale, it’s the truth.

Through Gale I have learned that true generosity is about more than making the occasional monetary contribution to charity. True generosity is making yourself emotionally available to others – the selfless act of putting your own needs and wants aside to be able to truly experience and empathize with the needs and wants of others.

Whether it’s Gale playing surrogate mother for Japanese exchange students, doing volunteer work, or simply listening to a husband after he’s had a hard day – she demonstrates true emotional generosity.

I am so very lucky to be married to such a generous woman, I hope I can repay your generosity during the next 25 years.

 

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~ by Josef Martha on August 22, 2011.

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