We often think
about what others have done for us. We must change this
thinking to: what have we done for others. This singular
change can change our lives and make a difference in the lives
of others. Brooding and complaining will be replaced by
positivity. We will concentrate more on what best we can do.
One of the keys
to happiness is not to expect much from others and always keep
our hopes low. This does not mean that we have a bad opinion
about someone. It only means that if for some reason, the
response is not commensurate with our own hopes, we will give
that person the benefit of doubt and not think that our effort
has gone in vain.
the society that we live in is also one of our unwritten
commitments towards our fellow human beings. This contribution
is not necessarily monetary in nature. Our skill, time and
concern can equally be a means of contribution if not more. In
fact, there is one form of contribution which can go a long
way in our spiritual fulfillment and self-purification: not
letting anyone know about our contribution and keeping the
matter only between our selves and God.
Urging others to
contribute by setting an example can set a trend and tradition
that can forever be passed on, especially to our younger
generation. Every person needs a living example to follow and
if we can become such an example, we should consider a big job
Finally, we must
never underestimate the power of the prayer. A supplication
made before God to help and alleviate the misery of others is
something that is always in our power. It is a contribution
that we can make for others with the least bother but perhaps
in the most effective way.