Thursday, October 29, 2015

Be a nobody

I am not saying don't be a hero or don't do great and wonderful things.  I'm saying don't worry about being known for them.  Don't let the left hand know what the right hand is doing.  Give in secret.  Give, don't always take. Put the needs of others before your own (maybe not all the time, but you should do it as often as you can).  Stop playing that movie in your head where everyone is glad to meet you and shake your hand, where you are center stage and the savior of the day.  That person doesn't exist.  That person is, like the actor in the movies and television shows, a fiction; a figment of someone's imagination.  The child next to you who wants you to color with her or the elderly gentleman who wants to tell you about his life, or the mother in line ahead of you at the grocery store who can't pay her bill; those people are real and looking for real heros.  They are looking for nobodies.  Nobodies who will be somebody to them but that the world will probably never hear about.  Be that person.

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