Jeff Shinabarger On Generosity

Good Morning.

Two weeks ago, I had the the unique pleasure of speaking at TedXPeachtree. My topic was Generosity. In twelve minutes I had the opportunity to share our adoption story and talk about my homeless friend Clarence. I have always respected the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr – he had the unique opportunity to be a voice for people in the city that had no voice and share their story with the most influential people in the city. I feel like this platform gave me a similar opportunity. I hope and pray that I did these friends justice on the stage they were given.

I would like to ask you to take a few minutes and watch my talk – I hope it encourages you to lead a lifestyle of generosity. May you be challenged to give what you have in excessive, while at the same time opening your needs up to experience the beauty of generosity from others.

As we engage Thanksgiving, please consider how much we have been given and be thankful.

Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Jeff, this is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I loved the illustration showing the spectrum of needs vs. wants // excess v.s suffering. The reminder to evaluate abundance and share from it, while also embracing the need to take in the presence of others was beautifully described.

  2. Hi Jeff,
    Awesome speech. Very inspirational. I have 2 favorite quotes that sustain me in the non profit work I do with Project Live Proud.
    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Gandhi
    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”-Theodore Roosevelt.
    I applaud your efforts with Plywood People. Atlanta needs social change and I am excited for the possibilities.
    Nyota B.
    Project Live Proud,Inc.


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