The sun sets on another day…
As I sit tonight and watch the waves hit the shore, and the colors from a thousand rainbows assail the night I consider old quotes from smart individuals. A famous man once said “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” (If you look it up you will find it is Churchill)
I find that often this is a little sideways and should be modified slightly to “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give without expectation of return nor fame or fortune upon delivery.”
I know a person more than a few people, and hope to continue meeting even more. One person I know gives of himself until he can do no more, and in the process is often unknown, even though he is “known” by many. He would give the shirt off his back if necessary and think nothing of it. He is a true unknown and unsung hero to all that don’t know him. This man does not look for things to solve, instead they come to him and he just does them.
Another person I know does everything for people and expects to be well recognized. Now don’t get me wrong, she makes a strong impact, but possibly not for the reasons to help people, but instead to look good for herself. This opinion is born out of the sometimes arrogant and out of line comments she makes and her overly aggressive behavior to some individuals. Some people still see her as a benefit, but they do not pay sufficient attention to the negative aspect of her influence.
But wait, who cares about the negative? Let’s discard that and just consider daily what we should do for others with no expectation of return. A smile, a laugh, a bad joke, a good joke, a kind word, subtle encouragement and much more. All this should be done for the purpose of making others lives better, without regard to your own.
As always, this is my opinion, you must consider for yourself how you will judge your actions later by those people you help and how much, and of course those you hurt.
So as the sun sets on another day, let’s consider others and how to make their lives better, and in the process, make our lives complete, even if no one knows who we are. Maybe, just maybe, we can create a few rainbows in other peoples lives.
Sleep sweet, love life, and listen to good music tonight, just because…