When was the last time you took time out of your day to go help someone else? When was the last time you helped someone who had way of paying you back for what you did?
The last question isn't entirely true is it? We think of money when we hear that question, but I submit that people can pay you back in many different ways.
The quickest way to revitalize your day is to stop what you're doing and just go help someone else. Put the checklist away, turn off the phone, and just go help another human being.
A great book named the Bible says that those who give receive in greater measure than they give. How true this is. Giving is actually meant to do very little for the receiver. It is meant largely to change the heart of the giver. Doing enough giving, true charity, will change you from the inside out. It is one of the most powerful transformative acts on the face of the earth.
In our world of checklists, quotas and big data, it is easy to forget about old notions of nobility, virtue, character and honor. Being a giver and helping another will transform your character into a character worth having and striving for. It will make you into a man or woman of honor.
This Labor Day, pause your never-ending checklist and to-do items and simply go help another person. You will be amazed at the health it brings to your bones and to your spirit.
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