Ever wondered why some people are happier than others? Though some people are very rich, they are not content with their life! Having a so many friends around them still hovering alone? These all are aliments of being self centered person.
My life has been a good experience. I learnt “the art of giving” as I grew up from being a self centered person. I realized that my life was never my own and I owed a lot to my friends, family and everyone around. It was a hard to digest truth when I came to know that I was doing nothing for the people who had so much faith in me. I had to change if not for myself, at least for those who needed me.
It was October 2007, a friend of mine reveled a truth to me. The truth, hidden behind her ever charming face. She broke down in front of me saying “I am fed up with my life; I just want to give up”. I was breath less for a moment. How did I fail to realize what my friend was through? It was then I realized I had to be there for my friend no matter if she needs me or not. I decided to help her out and bring her back to life.
That marked the beginning of “The art of giving”. She never expressed that she needed someone to understand her, yet I sent out a dozens of motivating letters to her, shared all of my experience with her. She hardly replied to it. I had faith in myself and in my friend that someday I will bring her all the joys that she has failed to notice. Four years into it, I still go out to tell her all that I can to keep her happy. I don’t know how much difference I have been able to make in her life but I am happy that she appreciates that I have been one of her very good friends.
Ever since then I go out to help people who need me, though they don’t express they need me. Sometime I get to the wrong people who indeed criticize me for playing a spoilsport, but it is all part of game. You need to look at the positives rather than worrying about ignorable drawbacks.
I still remember my teacher who walked up to me and said “You have the potential to do something remarkable, you need to realize it”. I don’t know what exactly made him say that to me, we knew each other for just a week yet he made such a statement to me. Ever since then my attitude towards my life changed. I didn’t know that only one statement by a teacher would make such an impact on my life. To be frank if he had never said that to me, you wouldn’t have been reading this blog this very moment. He had “the art of giving”, he put up all his experience, observation, and skills into a single statement that had been a driving spirit of my life.
So next time you are with your friend take “the art of giving” with you. Realize what your friends needs from you. Some things are to be understood and never spoken. There are so many people who are making you happy yet you don’t know, so why not be one to spread happiness without expecting to be noticed.
We have very little time to live. What you earn will be with you till you die but what difference you make in others life will keep you alive in their heart.
Imagine the feeling you get when a friend of yours tweets you saying “hey dude m proud to be ur friend, you made a difference in my life, thank u”, the feeling that you get that very moment. I have had such an instance when I had written to my friend on her father’s death, she had been long telling me about her father and I had been convincing her with it. She was totally broken at her father’s death yet she promptly sent a reply to me. I am afraid I cannot share what she wrote in that letter, but after reading it I was surprised to know that I had made such an impact on her life. Though we are hardly in touch with her I adore her a lot.
I hope am able to keep up with “the art of giving” through this blog of mine. I want you all to be a person who makes a difference in others life. The more you give the more will come back to you. Trust me what comes back is two folds of what you have given. I wish I have been successful in bringing out that caring nature of yours through this blog.