We are all put on this earth for a reason, to contribute or not, to flow along with society or stand apart, to find a way to make an impact in the world you live in or simply exist? What choice will you make? How much value would you place on putting a smile on someone's face or on carrying a "load" for someone when they are struggling. There simply must be a purpose for our existence on this planet.
Surely our lives and those within our circle will be far greater if we adopt an attitude of love, if we stop striving for individual satisfaction but look at ways to help others. What brings more satisfaction in life, success for yourself or being a part of changing the life of another for the better. I believe we can change this world by ceasing to judge others, by ceasing to be self centred and by loving those around us and seeking daily how we can love and make a difference in the lives of people around us.
We all have gifts and talents, let's use those to make lives better for others and in turn this will without doubt make your life more fulfilling anyway in ways you may not imagine. It's easy to just a agree or disagree with this and think, "that's nice Matt," but I challenge you to be like the famous Nike slogan and "Just do it!" Act, find a way to act and watch what happens. It may be an email of encouragement, it may be a hug, you may give someone $10 and not expect it paid back. You may offer to mow your neighbours yard or stay back and help a work colleague with a project they are struggling on. Whatever it is, how big or small, do it for them, not for you and watch what happens.
It is my hope and my prayer that my life will one day be a living example of this style of living and I aim to be that way from this day forth. I am not perfect and never will be and this will be a constant challenge for me too however I am going to be committed to help change and invest in the lives of those around me and in my circle of life, wherever that takes me. I long to put smiles on faces, to help where help is needed and to love, to love everyone even those I may not even get along with that well.
It's a tough ask but together if we look outwards and look to be a person willing to sacrifice a little for others, this world may just survive and even prosper a little. Who's with me?