Today I’d like to share with you a simple Chinese proverb, which helps to illustrate the power of connecting with others from the heart:
“When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the person who planted them.”
Every object in our experience of life is there because of the efforts of someone else.
In fact, most of our experiences in life, not just the objects, have been dependent on the efforts of someone else.
You wouldn’t be reading this message, if someone hadn’t helped to get your computer or phone screen in front of your eyes and if someone hadn’t helped you to learn to read, for example.
Usually that ‘someone else’ is a stranger – someone who will never meet us. Yet they gave their time and energy to do something that would help us, in some way. It doesn’t matter if they were paid for doing it. The fact is that their actions have helped us. And they did it without expectation of us saying ‘thank you’.
When you experience life from that perspective, suddenly the Universe feels like a truly kind and generous place.
Sure, there’s stuff that goes on each day that we don’t want to say ‘thank you’ for. But if we spend our day telling ourselves stories about that, we’re going to have a pretty miserable day.
How about, instead, tuning your radar to spot those things that you do want to feel grateful for? The things that are going well?
And I’m curious: what have you been doing today that will impact the lives of others? How could you shift your mindset to help you to view your actions as spreading kindness and gratitude throughout your world?
How does that impact how you’re feeling, right now?
Is there anyone you would like to say ‘thank you’ to today?
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Wishing you sunshine and laughter,
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