Without a doubt, our commitment is one work that makes us realize that we are all connected and that it is this connection that plays a major role in making the world a better place to be. I can honestly say that I’m happier when I do something nice for someone.
Don’t just take my word for it. Try it and see for yourself. Next time, when the opportunity arises, take the initiative to do something kind for someone (even a stranger) and be careful how you feel.
A great way to give to someone without expecting anything in return. The reward of giving or an act of kindness is simple, yet powerful, a feeling of happiness. In fact, when I am in a state of generosity or kindness, I often find the words of the late music, great Louis Armstrong stuck in my head: “And I think to myself, how beautiful the world is.”
Years ago, I was eating a meal by myself in a fine hotel restaurant in Maui, Hawaii. It was business expenses, so don’t give me a hard time. The couple ate a few tables away. I don’t know what it was all about, but looking at their approach I could see that they were completely engaged and it made me feel good. I overheard them talking to their waiter and found out that they were on a wedding holiday. I watched as they held hands and thanked me for the food. Then they beat their glasses a little and made a toast. I felt encouraged by them and moved by their obvious love for each other.
When I finished my meal, I called the waiter and told him I wanted to pay for the couple’s dinner. I charged for their food in my room and asked him to give them a tip. I also asked him not to reveal who had paid the debt and gave him a letter to give them when they left. The note states: “At first glance you could see that you were together. I wish you peace and happiness. ”
The next morning, I found a note written on my doorstep. It was from the wait:
Dear Mr. Rizzo,
I believe what you did last night was a good deed, and you need to know the real impact it had on the newlyweds. When I told them that someone had paid for their dinner, they were surprised to say the least. But when they read your note, they became very frustrated. Then explain why your note has had such an impact.
Newlyweds have a serious problem at home. For unspecified reasons, their families, including children from their previous marriages, are less than willing to get married. So, instead of having a wedding party full of people who do not really want to be there, they decide to come to Maui to get married.
They said they made a toast and asked for a sign that they had done well. You, Mr. Rizzo, he was the answer to their prayers. They said he had confirmed, by divine guidance, what they had known about each other. They asked me if I had ever seen it again, let me tell you, thank you. Thank you! Thank you for being their messenger of hope.
Growing up in New York, I was called to many things in my life, but I have never been a messenger of hope. I liked the sound of it.
The point is, we all have the opportunity to be messengers of hope when we give of ourselves and do acts of kindness. These acts of kindness are spontaneous actions driven by a sense of connection with other people and the awareness that we are all dependent on each other as we move on with life. It really is your ultimate way to remind yourself that this is what life is all about. If you are self-sacrificing, however, you are self-sacrificing. It gives you a sense of hope in the world that sometimes seems hopeless.
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