A great basketball coach, John Wooden, said, “You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” Proverbs 3:27 says, Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
You were created to be a part of the solution. Helen Keller said, “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”
Get in the way if someone you know is on the way down. Walk in on someone you can help when others are walking out. There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people, no unimportant acts of kindness. If you do not have any kindness in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Your contribution is determined by the answers you give to problems you face. You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create. Give of yourself to others and watch criticism leave your life. Critics are usually the most inactive of people. Walk in your neighbor’s shoes, sit in your bosses chair and run the path of your best friend. Be on the lookout for ways to be an answer.
How many happy selfish people do you know? You can make more friends in two months by helping other people than you can in two years by trying to get others to help you.
Blessings to you.