This is a goal-oriented society--From driving the fastest on the freeway, to having the healthiest body, to making the most money. I get it. Achieving certain ideological goals can actually be a measure of our self-worth! Give yourself a pat on the back if you're not competitive to a fault. Meaning, you don't furtively seeth when someone else does better than you. You don't vow then and there to top them, come hell or high water! That has been the American way for years. The spirit of competition and capitalism. I'm not saying it's bad.
It's just that there has got to be some measure of humanity in the same person who competes to win. "When success in reaching goals comes at the expense of disregarding, ignoring, or hurting others, the cost of that success may be too precious" --D. Uchtdorf
That's why I love GoFundMe and other charitable causes. It helps people to step outside of themselves for a minute and actually empathize with someone who is going through tough times, walking in their shoes for a moment. Then they can actually take action by donating. I like the fact that it doesn't have to be very much. But the action alone is very therapeutic.
Some of us just don't have the time or the money right now to do much. If, in our hearts, we can say, 'I'm not able to do much now, but if I could, I would', I think that's enough. There is always the kind word, helping hand, friendly smile, or listening ear.
So let's get out there and achieve our goals but in the doing, remember that there are others that need us--just like we will need others someday too. We're all in this together!
Today is Motivating Monday! We all need a little motivation! I, for one, love to explore other sites for motivating, mostly non-sponsored posts, tips, pictures and videos! If I happen to find a great one, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MotivatingMonday hashtag! It's like being featured! Sometimes I miss some amazing posts. So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too! I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Don't be shy--I'm really very supportive! Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase!