Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Return on one's Investment...

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"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted"~- Aesop, Greek author of fables

Investing time and energy in others

People usually talk of "spending" energy and time on others as if once it's used, it's gone. In reality, that effort is a powerful investment because you'll get more in return. When a match lights a candle, the match's flame doesn't shrink--if anything, it grows. In the same way, you'll be even more inspired and successful by building others up. The bonus is that they'll also be better equipped to return the favor. Take action today to make someone's life a little better. Come up with just one nice thing to do for each of the important people in your life, one little thing that can make all the difference. After all, what good does it do to improve your health or your life if you're not going to do anything with it?
Makes me wonder how people can brandish the word "compassioin fatigue" with a straight face... Have we become so jaded or over-privilege that we are worn out from being helpful & generous? If we become fatigue, what in the world do we think the person(s) going through the trial must be experiencing?

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