In a world of give and take it feels so good to be able to give something back. When you give back, it doesn’t matter the amount or the size, it is based solely on the fact that you desire to make a positive contribution that will benefit someone or something.
Let’s take your job for example; you work to earn your paycheck. It is so important to put extra time in or do extra work; I call it being grateful for your seat. Sure, anyone could have that seat you sit in but you appreciate it by going the extra mile. Sure everyone is expendable, but you come from a place of appreciation. If you show your appreciation by doing more than what is expected it will come back to you in the form of rewards in all areas of your life.
Giving back to your community can only help your community thrive. This goes for your neighbors, schools and local businesses. A community must come together in all instances, not only during a crisis or tragedy. Each day, help make a child succeed and a business prosper.
Life is like a lake, if everyone kept taking water and precious fish from the lake pretty soon it would be bare. We have to sustain life. What would our world look like if everyone continues to take? If we keep taking, what will happen to all of our precious minerals and resources?
Throughout the day there are so many opportunities to give back. I love the idea of paying it forward; this sends a ripple effect across the globe when this happens. This promotes universal love by sending out a loving message to the universe. There is really no difference from paying it forward and giving back, you just choose how you want to help. This world we live in has no shortage of people who are in need of help. There are those who need help paying their utilities, buying food, getting back and forth to work, affordable housing, etc. Any help you give them would be greatly appreciated, I’m sure. This is why it is vital that you give to your local food pantry, hunger does not discriminate against anyone. Give to the Salvation Army and support your local fundraisers.
What happens in one country across the globe does affect you? We are all connected. We all breathe; we are all brothers and sisters. So what affects you affects me. If drought or famine affects you, it will have an effect on me. I don’t have to know you personally to be effected by you or your situation. I am affected globally.
If the body of water near you is contaminated or the land is contaminated, it does affect me. It will affect generations to come. If I could change one thing about the world that we live in, it would be to change the way that some people view our world. Some see it as distance instead of connection. Here is an example, “it happened over there.” Okay, if something happened over there, it could just as easily happen over here.
Here is a powerful thought, imagine all of our resources that help us to sustain life, think of all the 3rd world countries who go without basic needs, now imagine all of the people all around the globe flourishing with an abundance of resources. People that normally don’t have good drinking water, now have abundance. People who don’t have electricity now have it. People who live in poverty can now prosper. What a powerful image! This can all be accomplished with the help of others. We are all connected. If we don’t get this right in our lifetime, maybe the next generation has a shot at fixing it, if not how many generations will there be to come?
I think that it is our responsibility to help out anyone that we can whenever we are able. I think that our world was formed on the basis of neighbors helping neighbors and communities coming together to help each other; I really think that that is how they survived globally.
I am asking that you extend yourself in different ways than you normally would. Call and find out how you can be of service to someone else. Volunteer your time, donate your old clothes, call and ask what items local organizations are in need of. Just help any way you can, it goes such a long way. Stay blessed and prosper.