1. Consider your expectations about giving and receiving. Are you able to give without an expectation of getting anything back in return? This kind of giving often derives from a place of gratitude and appreciation. Is that the case for you?
  2. There are many ways to practice generosity. Most important is connecting with an intention to give and to give freely with no strings. Try to do three generous acts this week anonymously, disengaging from ego as best as possible.
  3. God gives and God takes, blessed be the Name of God" (Job 1:21) is a passage often used at funeral services. Sit with hands out, balancing "God gives" with "God takes." Can you ultimately assert "blessed be the Name of God"?
  4. If you are in a leadership role, reflect this week on the gifts of this responsibility and understand your role as Giver.
  5. Reflect on Psalms 145:16, "You open your hand and satisfy the desire of all living things." If you know Shefa Gold's melody for it, you may wish to use that as a chant this week, as her English words reflect that interplay between God's generosity and our response to it: "You open Your hand, I open my heart to this abundance..."