A particular kind of happiness can be found by fulfilling the wishes of others - it can be considered a way of paying it forward.
Helen Keller said:
"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy: it is that which we think and feel and do first for others than for ourselves."
Reflect on that as you go through this posting because kindness and giving to others is about creating hope, visions and dreams of a future. Our culture, at least, the way I see it in western civilization is not so civilized anymore. We have become a society of entitlement with a "me-oriented focus". It has become less and less of others with a more consistent approach to ME.
The truth is we don't seem to give enough anymore - no kindness - no compassion - no caring. What kind of values do we have if we do not care for our fellow man? If you want to be happy, then practice a giving and caring compassion for others. If you wish to live life to the fullest instead of just 40 or 50 percent of your true potential then offering gifts of kindness to another human being will create a sense of your real worth and value, which in turn acts as a fuel for the desires, dreams and visions of others.
Kindness and giving can be contagious, and it will draw people towards you. We live what we learn, and if we are not teaching the next generation to be better, to be considerate, to add value to others then this world of "entitlement and me only" will just worsen.
Consider this, with persistence and patience each on their own, can do their part one person at a time. To offer a gift of kindness and to teach others to do their role and within a short period we can be back to the world where we care and give to our fellow man for the betterment of all humankind.
WE can be the stuff that dreams are made of by offering to others so that we are the stuff of their dreams come true. It is not about giving each of us our pat on the back for doing small acts of giving and kindness. It's about our generosity being strictly anonymous and pure with no desire or expectation of acknowledgment, reward or anything in return.
Remember the most successful and the most fulfilled are those people who care and show giving to others for the mere satisfaction in the happiness they bring others.
Corey Blackmur Engage~Inform~Educate
Very well written article, by a good friend of mine Corey Blackmur Engage~Inform~Educate from out west, now depending where you live things could be very confusing.....He's from Regina Sask, a great football town....and also has a real cool song, Running back to Saskatoon.
All the Best,
Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time
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