People Always Say, “It’s The Little Things in Life”
They say that life is too short. This phrase is evident all around. One minute you are with a person, the next minute they are gone. I feel that it is important to make the most of your life and to add value to others. One of my most horrific fears is to look back at my life and regret how I lived. The present is a present and I try my best to make every moment count.
One of the things that make me a better person is giving. My life revolves around giving and I believe it really makes a difference. The reason we go to school is to give back to society. One of my uncles is very stingy, and I think that is the reason he is always grumpy. There was this time the local community came knocking at his day and they asked for a small donation to build a swimming pool. My uncle gave them a glass of water. I think it was funny but very mean. Where would my life be without giving?
People say it is one of those things
Lately I have been waking up in the morning and looking forward to an awesome day. Last week I saw a homeless kid and he asked for some money to buy some food, I took him to the nearest hotel and asked him to order. When he was done eating he hugged me and tears formed around my eyes. I know I made a difference. My life would be so stale and plain if I was not a giver.
I also believe that love makes me a better person. The only remedy for this world that is full of hate is love. Just look around and you will realize that all the evil things people do is motivated by hate. Two wrongs don’t make a right. The other day a guy at my workplace deliberately stepped on my foot and looked at me expecting my reaction. I simply looked at him and said, “I love you Jim.”
Everything inside me was urging me to revenge
But I realized that at the end of the day I wouldn’t feel complete. Jim on the other hand was completely embarrassed and he doesn’t even look me in the eye anymore. If love was not in my life, I think I would be in jail.
Kindness is also a quality that I strive to achieve. It does not hurt to say “Thank You”, “Excuse me”, and “I am sorry”. Most people are so full of themselves that this language is completely foreign to them. Nobody hates a kind person but people think that kindness equals weakness.
On the contrary, I believe that kindness makes me one of the strongest people in the world. One of my colleagues was recently fired because of rudeness in the workplace. She thought that it made her strong but look what it finally got her. If I lacked this quality, I believe I would be too common.
Most people strive to be persistent
Persistence always wears out resistance. Abraham Lincoln is my role model. The guy had the chance to quit but he did not. If I lost eight elections, I think I would be convinced that the people don’t want me. His persistence made him one of the greatest US presidents. I got my girlfriend through persistence. In the beginning she would not give me the time of day but after many chances, she finally gave in. Nothing is impossible to the person who persists. If I was the kind of guy who gave up at the first try, I think I would be pretty useless, and without a girlfriend too.
Hope is one of those virtues that make somebody different. I came to realize hope will always give me courage even in the darkest situations. Hope is what has kept me when any member of my family fell sick. It sounds like blind optimism but I believe it really makes a difference. What benefit is there when I always expect the worse from any situation? When you give somebody hope you literally give them life.
It is hope that will make a poor person wake up that day. There are times that I feel hopeless but I try to train my mind to always see the best outcome. If I didn’t have hope in my life, my life would be full of darkness and suicide thoughts. Hope is powerful.