On a small note card above my light switch in my bedroom, reads:
“Only by GIVING are you able to receive MORE than you already have.”
As I sit in my bed typing papers about philanthropy, leadership skills, and brainstorming for my literature review, I stopped for a moment and thought, “What is the purpose of all this?”
The purpose is to believe full-heartedly, that I am doing good. By helping others, I will not only contribute in some way to their life but I will gain something as well.
By giving your time, talents, and showing compassion to others, you are helping improve the world around you. Have you done this lately? Or is there a way you can do more?
You don’t need to dish out money, although it is needed and appreciated. Simply give your time. When you see your neighbor unloading their car of groceries, offer to help them. Say hello to the cashier and ask them about their day, and be genuine about it. Call your parents and tell them thank you. Thank you for everything they do for you. Cook dinner for your significant other after a long day of work. Think of others before yourself.
Like the inspiring and genius Albert Einstein said,” Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”