Monday, October 25, 2010
One Last Push
What are the rules to self-perseverance? What keeps you going? Even when you’re dog-dead tired, you feel like your feet are going to fall off and your muscles burn with such pain that you lose your breath and drop to your knees with each twitch?
Is it recognition? A need to be liked, accepted, or wanted? Or could it be that “something" inside of you that keeps you going because it’s the right thing to do? Something you’ve been programmed to do.
How many of us, (now you don’t have to raise your hands) choose to sacrifice some part of ourselves, whether it is a small part or a ginormous amount, to make other people happy? So many of us are raised to sacrifice until you have nothing else to give, others are taught that self sacrifice is demeaning and even unacceptable.
So I must ask- is there a happy median? Can we give without sacrificing too much and yet give just enough to make a difference?
Tangibility will only sail you so far. It is the intangible that catches the wind and pushes you through the tumultuous oceans and tranquil seas. That unseen difference you make without realizing the butterfly effect you produced in the world around you. Do you ever think about the little things you do that set into motion a change around you?
It is amazing how the little deeds of goodness expand into full blown acts of kindness. It’s those actions that affect the people around you and make the world a better place.
Enjoy the day.