Don’t Hesitate To Be GENEROUS!
“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem,
or a wrong that you want to right.”
― Steve Jobs
Luke 6:38 (TMSG)
Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.
Watch this guy:
A Force Of Life significantly affects society because he is GENEROUS. His mindset is not on HOARDING FOR HIMSELF. People who have made it their goal to be a BLESSING TO SOCIETY are always the HAPPIEST. It is tried and proven. When a person uses his talents for the BENEFIT OF MANKIND, life has a way of returning the favour. LIFE IS NOT ABOUT GETTING and KEEPING. Remember how life flourishes when seeds are planted to the ground… When flowers surrender their pollens to the gentle winds… When rivers give in to the current flow. This kind of rhythm gives way to new cycles of LIFE, ever fresh, ever new. HOARDING IS SELFISHNESS, and SELFISHNESS LEADS TO DEATH… and there’s no other worse punishment to a selfish life than EMPTINESS.
Robert Schuller wrote:
“I’ll never forget the young man who longed for a Ferrari. He dreamed about it. He imagined himself behind the wheel. He could smell the soft, supple leather. He could feel the power of the engine as it hugged the road.
Then it happened. He got the promotion he wanted, and with the promotion came a good sized raise. At last he knew he could fulfill his fantasy. Shining black, the Ferrari gleamed and glistened as he drove it away from the showroom floor. His dream had come true. He was ecstatic!
The car was magnificent to drive, and the young man loved all the attention he received from envious young men and lovely ladies. But the payments were steep. The entire raise and more was going into this car. The girls that the car attracted expected him to take them to expensive restaurants. They expected expensive gifts. And parking attendants expected fat tips.
Then it came time to have the Ferrari serviced. Wow! He had no idea that a mere lube job would cost so much. He managed to pay, although the high charges left him in the hole financially.
But it was worth it! He had a Ferrari-his dream car! The young man enjoyed washing and waxing the Ferrari, rubbing the wax and watching the sun glint off the mirrored body. But after a few months he began to notice little nicks in the paint and scratches on the door. He began to get tired of the attention and the demands that the car and its new friends made on him. In fact, he was beginning to wonder who the girls were going out with-him or his car!
That car-the young man’s pride and joy, his source of happiness-was beginning to become a source of disappointment and depression, as well as a burden. This letdown was totally unexpected. He had thought he would be eternally happy once he had that car. But he wasn’t.
Future shock overtook-and shook-him. Now he was haunted by the question: “Will I ever be happy? Will I ever be satisfied?”
(“The Be-Happy Attitudes.”)
“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
— Albert Pike