In ancient China, Lao Tzu once wrote: “Spoken words can build confidence. Good thinking can produce profound. Good dedication can create love.”
I have always believed that giving will create a cycle of happiness, fulfillment and love in life. I learned that if a person wants to experience more happiness, he needs to give others happiness. If you want more encouragement, learn to provide encouragement to others. If you need inspiration, please be the inspiration for the people you meet. These are God’s most precious gifts to mankind, and anyone can give and receive to create love.
Recently, I stumbled upon an online video about India’s beloved hero Narayanaan Krishnan. He is an award-winning chef at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bangalore and was selected for an elite position in Switzerland.
In 2002, he witnessed a heartbreaking scene in his hometown, decided to resign and began to provide food for the poor, the homeless and the mentally handicapped.
The scene that changed his life was when he saw a very old man eating his own human waste from hunger. Krishnan went to a nearby hotel to buy some food for the elderly. He recalled that he had never seen such a fast diet. When the old man ate, his eyes were filled with tears of happiness and deep appreciation.
That particular experience was a defining moment for Krishnan. At that moment, he decided to help this person and those in need live a happy life, and provide him with happiness and meaning in life that he had not experienced until that moment.
Krishnan said: “What is the ultimate purpose of life?” “This is giving. Start giving. See the joy of giving.” What a wise statement. There is no doubt that he has found the true realization and true meaning of happiness, which stems from his passion for giving misfortune.
I firmly believe that each of us has a goal. God has given us many gifts, skills and abilities. Each of us has our own unique product. We just need to find what we like to do and build our goals around it, the purpose is to serve others.
In the past, I was scared, I didn’t dare to take risks or do different things. I felt unworthy and listened to the opinions of some critics. These comments made me have to proceed with caution. It took me many years to decide to call out those destructive negative voices and make myself truly lead an extraordinary life.
I am a person who rarely speaks, but I know that God has given me the gift of listening. This is a great gift and very helpful to me. The benefits of listening are huge. By listening to others, I respect them. Listen to build relationships. It can help me to connect with others and build deeper relationships.
Leadership expert John Maxwell pointed out: “Everyone needs someone who he thinks can really listen to him. If you become that important listener, you can help that person.” By becoming an active listener, you Can meet the demand.
You also have your own things to buy to the world. We have a responsibility to make our gifts work. You can offer smiling gifts, generous gifts, gifts for playing a musical instrument, singing, painting, baking gifts for others, sharing your personal story to spark the interest of others or just be a good listener. The possibilities for contact with others you can do are limitless.
The philosopher William Penn spoke of kindness and dedication so beautifully: “I want to experience it in a lifetime, but only once. Now, don’t delay or ignore it, because I won’t do it again.”