Is the virus affecting the air we breath even if we do not contract the actual infection? People seem to be acting strange these days all around the country. Can we blame it on the media and political thoughts and ideas or is it something deeper? Have we lost our way or something totally different. The liberal thinkers seem to have us all thinking we don’t need God or Churches in our lives. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Maybe we all should turn back the clock, breath in some fresh air and put others in a positive light and get rid of the negative influences coming from all different media sources around us.
“It is better to give than to receive, especially advice” said Mark Twain. You may be more familiar with the somewhat similar biblical quote; Jesus said “It is more blessed to give”. I believe that gratification in the act of giving and sharing of oneself is the reward we can receive. This is something that we hear on occasion. Naturally, as mere humans, we all like receiving gifts, presents and compliments. We are made to feel very special when we are treated this way no matter if this happens at Christmas time or on our birthdays or another special occasion. If the gift arrives on a different time and often unexpected, we are especially surprised and happy. All of us like to feel appreciated and cared for. The joy of giving can be equally satisfying and the rewards can be beyond belief. Just try it yourself if it is not something you do regularly. Encourage others like you’d like to have done.
Albert Schweitzer stated it this way “You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others; something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it”. George Eliot said “One must be poor to know the luxury of giving”. Kahlil Gibran said “Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need”.
One of my co-workers and I were discussing how it seemed that people who had less to share, were the ones doing most of the giving. It may be the same case in other societies and cultures. I’ve known a few people who were rich or well off and they tended to hold on to everything they possessed. If there was a tax benefit or a self-benefit by entertaining an important client, it seemed to be a different story. Something tells me that the person with less personal reward may be a lot happier and they give what little they have. I’ve personally witnessed both of these scenarios. If you know each type, who do you admire most? I think I already know your answer.
From this day forward, let’s all try to be a better giver and a contributor to the well being of others. Maybe we can be mentors to other entrepreneurs who are seeking success on line or just need to be helped to find the right pathway. If more people could find it in their hearts to help each other, there would be a better world of satisfied and contented people. Our society is confused about their priorities. You have my complement if you are one of those who do the right thing. You are sharing already and making it a better place to live. Your Encouragement make you feel better as well as the person you have uplifted. See what I mean and there is your reward.
Has the virus made people less caring and more critical? Certainly, something undesirable is floating in the air we breath. Once we turn back the timepiece, we can be better carers and givers like we always seemed to be.