It has come to my attention that not everyone feels good.
Not everyone feels worthwhile, useful and valued.
If you are one of those, please pay attention now … and if you aren’t but you know someone who needs a little help, feel free to pass these points along:
Usefulness is something we all have, as a quality, but too often we sit around or stand around not using our usefulness. While a certain amount of leisure and ‘idle time’ is healthy for us all, it should be limited to our recoup-regroup time – and then we should get back to being useful.
Have you done something useful in the last minute? The last hour? Today? Yesterday?
C’mon now, you can do it.
You can be useful – to someone, for something, for anything.
If this feels like a foreign concept, try these easy starts:
pick up a piece of paper from the gutter or in the parking lot, put it in the trash
take out the trash
load the dishwasher
wash the dishes by hand and don’t run the dishwasher
throw away something you don’t use anymore
or, don’t throw it away, give it to a charity or recycle it
See how easy it is to be useful.
Now, for advanced-players, try these:
smile at people
say hello first
say ‘good morning’ first
Anyone can be helpful. Once we start a habit of being helpful, guess who we help most?
Yes, ourselves. We get better at being better, at being helpful, at being useful to others.
Hello Mark - this is an interesting muse which I think fits all aspects of life, be it pursuing a business or choosing which club to pull out of the bag. I wonder why people have a tough time making decisions as well. Perhaps people, including myself, put too much thought into the risk rather than the reward... Have a great day. MK, Calgary, AB
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