Help Paddle Someone Else’s Boat

Help Paddle Someone Else’s Boat(Excerpt from IF YOU CAN’T CALM THE WATERS LEARN TO RIDE THE WAVES – HOW TO SUCCEED IN TURBULENT TIMES

What a splendid concept this is.  Take your eyes off you and focus on making someone else’s day, goal, dream come alive.  Helping others solve their problems allows them to experience empowerment while also experiencing connection, community, and comfort.

Something happens to you, too.  Your problems are no longer a focal point, freeing your creative juices from the paralysis of fear and worry.  Your hopes and dreams begin to gestate since you are not anxiously and prematurely pulling up the desired end to inspect the roots.  Without a doubt, working toward the benefit of others serves the server as well.

On still another level, you are experiencing the joy that comes with making the world a better place.  You have helped someone live well.  Remember how it feels to see the joy on someone’s face, knowing that you put it there?  Think back and re-experience it.  Great feeling, isn’t it?  You can visit that memory and sit there long enough to put a BIG smile on your own face AND you can do it again for someone else.  Mahatma Gandhi said,“Be the Change you want to see in the world.”

Do what you can, when you can, for who you can, while you can.  When you want to see a difference, simply be the difference. 

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