Hello, everyone!!! How was your weekend?:)) I hope you had a great one!!!:)))
As for me, I had a very fruitful weekend. Did the laundry, went to the supermarket and cleaned the house. While I was cleaning, I chanced upon an old movie which I bought a while back, the title is Coach Carter; this is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Aside from the fact that Samuel L. Jackson starred in it, which is, by the way, a very good actor, the movie has a lot of lessons one can learn from.
The part I like most on the movie is when this one student recited a poem to honor his basketball coach who has been an inspiration not just to him but to the whole team and has helped him get his act together. It goes something like this:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine as children do.
It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own lights shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
If you have time I would suggest that you watch this movie as well. It is a constant reminder for me that we have a purpose in this world and it’s not just living for ourselves and for our family but also helping others.
Just by being there and lending an ear to a friend or a neighbor is already a great help to the person who just needs someone to talk to. Sometimes listening is the most effective way of communication.
The little things we do can change a person’s life. The effect could be good or bad depending on what it is you did. But wouldn’t it be nice to know that what you did changed someone else’s life for good?
It is, isn`t it?
Before I was too much occupied with my life, my career, my needs and wants, it was always about me and seldom about others.
But then I realized that although it is not bad to think of myself it is also not bad to think of others from time to time as well.
I think there needs to be a balance of everything because too much thinking for ourselves will make us a selfish person and the opposite a very selfless person both of which is not a good thing.
So, sometimes we need to be conscious of our surroundings no matter how busy we are because we might not know that there is someone out there who needs our help and that act of goodness could lead to saving a person’s life.
This is it for now, may you be someone’s savior today..:)))Inspire always…:))
Sending you much love,