So my latest adventure has me wondering how hard it is to truly give to someone else… I’m from southern California, what could be concidered the fastest, busiest, opportunistic places in the country. I mean everyone is out here trying to act, sing, and make something of themselves.
But who is it for? I mean sure it’s great to have goals and aspire to be famous but I wonder if people are thinking about how their fame will benefit others. How their newfound power and influence can be used to help others… How giving can actually make the world a little better one day at a time.
I went on a trip to Yosemite yesterday and took a hike up to one of the waterfalls there. I gotta tell you, as someone who is extremely out of shape, with the wrong shoes on and halfway off my feet, it was pretty grueling. It took longer than it should have, but I made it to the top and it was all because my friends stood by me, encouraged me, were patient with me, and understood that this is something I don’t normally do. It was significant because this type of treatment is something I don’t normally get where I’m from… Im not used to people being so giving and full of grace.
I felt really special, and it also gave me so much hope for the world. It also confirmed that those kind of people, givers, can have the most impact on others and can save so many lives. It makes me want to be a better person overall and gives me motivation to live and give more. Sure i want to make something of myself, but I just want to be remembered by what I gave, not what I got. I want to make others feel as special as I do, and show people that humanity can still be graceful and full of love… That not everyone is out to play life’s game for themselves…. That there is someone who wants to help…
My friends so easily gave to me just because of who i am and who they are… And I want to do the same for others.