“Withhold not good from them to whom it is due when it is within the power of your hand to do it.” This is taken from the Bible which is full of snippets of inspiration.
I also read another snippet that resonates with me, “It is by continuing to give of ourselves that we continue to receive. In helping others, we continue to enrich our own lives” taken from One Day At A Time In Al-Anon. What a true statement that is!
My blog is full of such posts of inspiration that I gain from others. I love sharing them! Here is one example called Growing Pains.
Which leads me to another snippet of inspiration I’ve recently read from Mission: Success by the late Og Mandino. He wrote, “Never will I pursue happiness, because it is not a goal, just a by-product, and there is no happiness in having or in getting, only in giving.”
These are true statements, I have found, and never truer than when I am going through a trying time in my own life. What a perfect way to live your life, especially when you are having a rough go of it. By focusing on someone else it helps put things into perspective and enables you to take a step back; it gives you time to breathe and regroup. Does your problems go away or get easier? Not likely. But involving yourself in the lives of others is uplifting to your spirit and helps another person at the same time. And who knows? Maybe someone will do the same for you.
Pursuing happiness will leave you feeling empty and lonely. It is indeed a by-product. The circle of life, sowing and reaping, giving and receiving.
Snippets of Inspiration.