I want to encourage you to begin to live a life in which you focus on others some of the time. I am not challenging you to become the modern-day Gandhi where you quit your job, take up a life of mission work and trek off to save the world from poverty, hunger and war. I am simply saying that each of us need to consider what we are doing to make the world a better place in the form of helping.
I know for a fact that adopting the worldview of being charitable will bring you fulfillment in life. Giving your time, conversation, love and kindness to another human being will bring joy into your life and fill your heart in ways you never imagined. But you must actually take action and invest yourself to some degree in order to receive this into your life; sitting in front of your computer is not going to cut it.
I practice giving of my self, my time, my money and I am better off for doing so. My charity work with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society fulfills me in ways that I cannot put into words.
There are so many people in need in this world, people who simply want to have a conversation with someone who will stop and give them the time of day. Will you be that person? Are you willing to give up a few hours of your week to make a difference in a strangers life?
Having a heart for others brings fulfillment and joy to the heart in ways only charity can. There is a specialness in the action of giving with no expectation of reciprocation.
Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.” ― Leo Buscaglia
I encourage you to give of your time and experience the joy that I get to experience by helping others in need. When you give of yourself, there will be no need to seek fulfillment, fulfillment will find you.