Saturday, 28 May 2011


In a world where there breeds a sense of prized self interest, it's important to open our hearts and minds to cultivate a sense of helping or giving. There are people and children who are ill or live in poverty who could do with a bit of help. It's a great blessing to have a roof over the head, a loving family, a good job, food at the table, good health and supportive friends. It's also a blessing to be living in a country free of political turmoil or environmental catastrophies. When we count our blessings, we can share a bit of it in some form or other in terms of charity. There are so many ways and means we can be charitable.  If you have time, you can volunteer with a Special Needs School or spend time with children in an orphange or old home, donate for a chid's education, or donate to cure a financially deprived peson, of an illness or give away your used clothes or other belongings which is in good condition to orphanages and old homes. If you wish to donate a sum of money to charitable organizations, make sure of their credibility and that the  organizers utilize the funds for the welfare of the deserving.

If you have the power to help someone in need, it would be a great deed to help, without thinking what we might get in return. There is an invisible universal law that is not found in the Law Books. Good thoughtful deeds have it own way of being rewarded some time or other. But that's not the point. To be able to give back to society in some form makes a huge difference in the lives of the needy. Altruism is an unselfish concern for the welfare of others. It is a generous way of expressing gratitude for all that you have been given.  However, a  word of caution, don't get fooled by false claims or taken advantage of in your goodwill and interest to help or contribute.

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