For some time I have help the view that my practice means nothing if it doesn’t bring visible results at home. Although I still have much work to do, it seems that a low hanging fruit of the home life is unstinting generosity.
Nowhere else is the opportunity to serve so obvious or frequent. Not more than five minutes passes while I’m at home that my wife or kids doesn’t ask for something. And, as much as I hate to admit it, I often meet these requests with resentment and annoyance.
So, seeing how short life IS add knowing that most of mine is spent with my family or at work I make the aditthana to give whatever is asked for (as long as out causes no harm) with a heart warmed by a reflection on the benefits of generosity.