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So give a little bit. Give a little bit of your love to me

August 15, 2010
  • Title Inspiring Song: “Give a Little Bit”-Goo Goo Dolls

“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”-Winston Churchill

“Living is the art of loving. Loving is the art of caring. Caring is the art of sharing. Sharing is the art of living. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”-Booker T. Washington

     Good afternoon my SQ loves! I am back to posting on Sundays. I spent last week on an amazing service trip affiliated with Habitat for Humanity whose mission is to eliminate substandard housing and to provide affordable housing options for families and those in need. So it’s only fitting for me to post today talking about the power of service and volunteer work.

    To be where you are today and to be the person you are there are countless things which had to fall into place.  You were influenced by the environment you were surrounded by. In itself that environment is a product of a multitude of things which you are not even fully aware of. Maybe your life is not perfect and didn’t turn out exactly the way you envisioned it, but you probably have a lot to be thankful for. To be healthy, to be given the opportunity to learn, to have shelter, running water, food and electricity are all beautiful blessings which not everyone has been so lucky to have.

        After being given so much, we have an unwrittencivic duty to return the favor.  Part of our duty is to do our best to give whatever we are capable of giving to give other people a chance to live a more blessed life,to ease their pain.  To sit back and be content with what you have anyone can do. But to give up some of your time to help someone else is admirable.

        Not only are you helping someone else, you help yourself and you grow as a person. You learn the value of empathy, compassion and just plain old enthusiasm. It doesn’t have to be as huge as you starting your own non-profit organization. Just being able to make a difference in the life of one person can make all the difference in the world. You can never underestimate the value of a little kindness.

     Strive for kindness this week and spend some time helping someone else. I think you’ll be surprised at its power to create change for the better.

 

 Have a great week!

❤ SQ

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2010 5:43 pm

    Hi Divya. Nice post.
    habitat for Humanity sounds rewarding . I’d be interested on a post about your experience.

    • August 15, 2010 6:58 pm

      bruce,
      service trips with habitat for humanity in my experience of the past two summers have been excellent. i think it’s slowly developing into a summer tradition that i hope to keep up for as long as i can. that’s a good idea to post about my experience. i will definitely take you up on that and post about it next week.
      thank you for commenting and thanks for the post idea!

  2. Mtn_Muse permalink
    August 22, 2010 9:28 pm

    Divya, Thank you for sharing about your trip to WV. It is always a joy to be able to read about how the trip here has influenced our visitors beyond the experience of building a home. Sometimes I wonder if the message and the importance of the value of empathy and compassion are truely carried home. You have shown me that indeed, the lessons learned are carried forward.
    Keep it up. If each of us practiced acts of kindness and compassion each day, the world would be a better place for all. We may not be able to change the whole world by ourselves, but we can sure make a difference in our little corner over which we have a sphere of influence.
    We hope to see you again next year.
    Karen L

    • August 22, 2010 10:19 pm

      awww karen thank you so much for taking the time to read my post =]
      i had a great time in almost heaven this summer and i hope i get to come back next summer!

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