Much in American culture says, a person is judged by how many people serve them – that’s all backward – a person of character is judged by how many people they serve. Culture has told us to ‘live for number 1’, ‘you only live once’, ‘do what is best for you’ – and in the process, people (parents in particular) leave blast zones in their wake and become a burden on the shoulders of the more vulnerable people around them. Do not add to the burdens of others; lighten the burdens of others – give strength to people around you to lighten their load in life. Offer your energy and strength, to serve the less fortunate. Honor, respect and protect vulnerable people around you – be a warrior for good for those people – they need your strength – and there are many of them in our world.
- “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale
- “Sometimes I would like to ask God why He allows poverty, suffering, and injustice when He could do something about it. “Well, why don’t you ask Him?” Because I am afraid He would ask me the same question.” -Anonymous