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Have you ever finished watching a movie where you took a lot away everything except for the main idea?

Yesterday, I watched a movie about two families that were about to tie the knot between their children. Throughout the movie, the bride’s father tried his best to accommodate the groom’s side of the family outside of his own means. Although, not the central theme of the movie, this stuck with me. Many times I see people trying to accommodate the needs of others, well beyond the resources available to them.

Why do so many people associate their self-worth with materialistic things? Self-worth is way beyond that, but sometimes I wonder how much of a vicious cycle people are really stuck in. Look at it this way, people try to impress other people on the basis of the materialistic things they own, but the people they are trying to impress, are the same ones who equate self-worth with materialistic things. Essentially, this is the “rat race,” people are always referring to.

Life isn’t all about what you “HAVE.” Why don’t people teach themselves to look at a person’s heart before their shoes? Why don’t we teach people to be there for others, because that is the right thing to do, instead of expecting something in return? Life is so simple and honestly, whether you agree or not – we are all connected. When I say connected, I mean that your mood impacts the mood and energy of everyone around. Don’t you agree?

Let’s create an amazing experience for one another. Let’s stop looking at others as competition, and approach everything with the desire to help.

Now, I know some of you may be thinking that there is not enough time in the day to get what you want to get done, so how can you possible help another? Sometimes, we have to refocus our priorities and make time for giving back to society. Giving back can entail one day in the month, or one day in the week. When you help another, you are essentially helping yourself.

“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” ― Denzel Washington

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” — Audrey Hepburn

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” — Mahatma Gandhi

Sending a lot of positive vibes your way, keep smiling!

Love,

Manisha

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