What Are You Doing For Others?

487Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Every person must decide whether they will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness.”

This is the judgment. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”

Did you know that contribution is one of our six core needs? To feel whole and complete, we are programmed to contribute. There are many ways to contribute and I’m not necessarily talking about volunteering on a regular occasion.

Did you realise that helping others can be as simple as making a decision to smile more than you currently do? This is a decision that I made a couple of years ago. Now, I find that I am automatically smiling just as I walk along the street without realising or thinking about what I am doing. My aim is to share and bring happiness wherever I am.

Another way you can contribute to others is by not judging too quickly – always looking for the best in others. All of us actually do the best we can with the knowledge we have at that point in time. It’s good to remind yourself of that occasionally. It’s an odd thing but true, that whatever you see in others you magnify in yourself.

The added benefit is that when you do good for others, you do wonders for yourself as well.

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