Our debt to society is expressed through service. Once we fully understand that the world’s resources are meant to be shared, our need for individual gain lessons. We must learn to not only tolerate but also appreciate one another for our individual contributions to the world around us. Notice I said “contributions”. We must selflessly give of ourselves if we are going to progress as whole. Neither one race nor creed is better than the other; the only race that matters is the human race. We must equally do our part to ensure that our children can grow up in a world free of famine, greed, worry and fear.
The founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, once said “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” It certainly is success when we shift our focus from self to focusing on all of the external sources that assist in keeping the world moving. It certainly is success when we seek to help others around us who are less fortunate. It certainly is success when we consciously increase our desire to provide than to obtain. In essence, success is based on doing more for others than the expectation of what others can do for you.
Each year on Thanksgiving and on Christmas, I give of my time and treasure in an effort to serve our less fortunate through various service projects. I do not expect an award nor do I strive for recognition; I simply do my part. My part is giving back. My part is in understanding that the person I am handing a plate of food could’ve easily been me. My part is planting a seed of hope in souls who are thinking about or are on the brink of giving up. Once you understand that we are all connected, it will be easier for you to see pass the surface. Since we are all connected, it is critically important that you understand that we are all links in a continuous chain and the fact of the matter is we are only as strong as our weakest link.
The world is starving for people who care; I encourage you to be the sustenance that satiates her hunger.
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