“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ― Winston S. Churchill
At work. Today its Bharat Bandh. No public transport. Bangalore enjoys the quiet. Grabbed myself a cup of coffee and want to share some thoughts with all of you.
Had a long chat with my long lost friend yesterday evening and as we texted Goodnight to each other, she asked me a very powerful question: “ Have you helped someone today besides yourself?” This really made me think about giving. You need to give to get. Giving does begin the receiving process.
Give affection to get it. Give time to get it. Give love to get it. Give praise to get it. Give your best to get it back. Give respect to experience it. Give love to become beloved.
If you make 5 people feel better about themselves each day, by the end of one year you would have single handedly elevated the lives of nearly 2000 people. Continue this practice and you would have elevated the lives of 20,000 people after a decade. You will quickly realize that your little daily gestures of inspiration can end helping thousands of people over your life time.
Such a simple idea. Help each other to reach their best. And they would joyfully help you reach your cherished ideals. Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal