A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

Happiness doesn’t come through selfishness but through selflessness. The best way to find who you are is to lose yourself in the service of others. The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you. Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others. The happiest are the givers. Not the takers. I also learned to give, not because I have much but because I know exactly how it feels to have nothing. Its only when you’re acting selflessly that you are at your bravest. Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm.  Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return. Learn to love without condition. Talk without bad intention. Give without any reason. And most of all care for people without any expectation.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. You don’t need a reason to help people. Be helpful, even when you know they can’t help you back. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.

Society says “Look out for yourself” But God says “Look out for others and I will look out for you. God didn’t add another day to your life because you needed it. He added it because someone out there needs you. Be as kind to yourself as you are to others. Be as kind to others as you are kind to yourself. When you’re good to people, meet a need, or become a miracle; God will make sure that you get paid back. Your gifts, generosity and kindness will come back to you. This will result in both a fulfilling and a sustainable lifetime.

God we thank you for protecting us from a small, selfish mindset.


Inspired by,

The word of God,

The sword of the spirit

Philippians 2:3-4

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

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