“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll
When you give back, you are not just lending your hand. You are also lending your heart. When you give back, you are not just helping one person. You are also helping other people. When you give back, you are not just pleasing other people. You are also pleasing God. When you give back, you are not just helping other people. You are also helping yourself.
Here are other perks of giving back:
You become more responsible.
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
Being responsible is not just limited to our personal lives and to our work lives. It also involves being responsible for a person’s specific needs. It also involves being responsible for a person’s overall welfare. It’s not something you can limit anytime you want. It’s something you should extend anytime you want.
You become more patient.
“Good things come to those who wait.”
From kids running around to elders shouting everywhere, giving back is one great way for you to become more patient. It’s not about tolerating those kids. It’s not even about stomaching those elders. It’s about patiently seeing them for who they really are: great people who deserve to have better lives.
You will know the real meaning of happiness.
“It’s the little things in life.”
The little things you do for other people? That’s real happiness – the kind of happiness you will feel when they smile broadly, the kind of happiness you will feel when they smile tearfully, and the kind of happiness you will feel when you look at their eyes shining bright.
May the elements of happiness continue to bless you on your quest to rise yourself and to lift others.
Do you know any other perks of giving back? Let us know in the comments section below!