If you think you are too small to be effective,
you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not.
You have not lived until you have done something
for someone who can never repay you.”
If you can’t feed a hundred people,
then just feed one.
Kindness is the
practice of generosity.
It is more difficult to give money away
intelligently than to earn it in the first place.
We make a living by what we get;
but we make a life by what we give.
The true measure of a man is how he treats
someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap
but by the seeds that you plant.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
No one has ever
become poor by giving.
The fragrance always remains
in the hand that gives the rose.
Give all thou canst, high Heaven rejects the lore
Of nicely-calculated less or more.
The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.
He also accepteth from a grouch.
The habit of giving
only enhances the desire to give.
He who gives when asked
has waited too long.
Noblesse oblige, or, superior advantages
bind you to larger generosity.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are feeling helpless,
-Aung San Suu Kyi
BOOK TALKS AND EVENTS
20 Qualities of a Generous Leader, Berkshire Business and Professional Women, May 2016
The Red Lion Inn, author reception, Stockbridge, MA, January 24, 4pm
MacIntosh Books & Paper, book signing and reading, Sanibel Island, FL, February 18, 5pm
Books & Books, book signing and reading, Coral Gables, FL, February 20, 8pm
The Mount, book launch and champagne reception, March 2
Barnes & Noble, book signing and reading, Atlanta, GA, April 15, 7pm
Wake Forest University Bookstore, book signing and reading, Winston-Salem, NC, April 16, 3:30 pm
McIntyres, book signing and reading, Fearrington Village, NC, April 18, 2pm
Left Bank Books, book signing and reading, St. Louis, MO, May 5, 7pm
Northshire Bookstore, book signing and reading, Manchester Center, VT, May 9, 6pm
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, book signing and reading, Albany, NY, May 22, 7pm
BuddhaFest, talk with Sharon Salzberg and Ram Dass, Washington D.C., June 22
Northshire Books, book signing and reading, Saratoga Springs, NY, August, 15, 7pm
Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts, speaker, Springfield, MA, September 9
Barnes & Noble, Easton Town Center, book signing and reading, Columbus, OH, September 18, 6pm
Columbia Museum of Art, talk and book signing for donors and community members, Columbia, SC, October 23, by invitation
The Chatham Bookstore, A conversation and reception co-sponsored by The Chatham Bookstore and The Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Chatham, NY, November 2, 2-4pm
Vermont Insight, half-day workshop with Claire Stanley on “Inspiring Generosity,” Brattleboro, VT, November 9, 10am -1pm
One More Page Books, book signing and reading, Arlington, VA, November 13, 7pm
Conference on Mindful Leadership, presentation on “The Generous Leader,” Washington D.C., November 14-16
You can contact Barbara by email at email@example.com for information, or to schedule a speaking engagement.