Helping is a multiplying force. It’s a contagious virus that will compel one to infect others with it. There are no words to describe that sense of self satisfaction from aiding someone whether it’s asked for or unsolicited. It could be a grandiose gesture or a small deed, but the feeling you get from assisting someone is very rewarding. And the recipient has an air of deep gratitude; their appreciation is truly genuine because it comes from within. Some may even be inspired to do the same for a family member, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger. They in turn may render assistance for others as well. That’s the multiplying effect. It doesn’t take much to help someone, you just need to be willing to take the first step and spread some positivity. So what are you waiting for, do some good because helping is truly a multiplying force.
“I want less, so that what I have I may appreciate it even more.”
Many people wait around for happiness to find them but if you really think about it, it’s really only a positive thought away. Being happy can be a choice you make. With all the chaos that life brings into our lives, it’s really difficult to find a way to be carefree. With so much on our minds, I can see how one can get caught up feeling stressed, angry, confused, frustrated or lost.
For me, I’m at a point in my life where I’ve come to realize that I have to stop, live in the moment and appreciate everything that I already have and everyone who is around me. I try to be optimistic even when the deck is stacked against me because there is always something positive to be gained from all the hardships I’ve gone through.
Everyday that I wake up, I thank God that I get to enjoy another day regardless of how good or bad it is. I don’t worry about the past or the future…now is what’s important to me. I look around and enjoy the small things in life that give me joy.
Yeah it’s easy to say all this and hard to do, but with enough practice it can be done. It took me awhile to get this optimistic attitude but I did it. Enjoy your life, be grateful for your family, friends and pets, be content with what you have and bask in the little things that make life worth living. You’ve come this far, just imagine what the world can offer you.
So don’t wait for happiness to find you, grow it yourself…it’ll do wonders for your life.
As I get older, the more wiser I become. It’s strange to say that because I’ve come to the realization that life teaches you many things. It helps you build strength, character and resolve. But in all my years, at home, work, school, outings with friends, just life in general, I’ve learned that it was important for me to stay true to this one quote, “It’s easy to say and harder to do, so follow through on your actions and be a person of your word.”
“I have less energy but what is there, is used wisely…most of the time.”
“As my eyes go out of focus, I see clearer.”
“As I get older, my hearing starts to deteriorate…so I listen more carefully.”