“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
Our lives are so busy, there is always so much going on. It seems though, that no matter how much time we spend working, there’s always more to do.
Well, then the inverse must be true as well… As long as we are working with focus and purpose, the job will get done and how we spend our time is a choice.
While it’s important to set goals, have focus and vision, and believe in your dream… it’s also important that you live your life’s purpose and make a positive difference in this world of ours.
There is a saying in Hebrew which translates to, “The biggest good deed you can do in this world is to be happy!”
When we are happy we:
- Have a sense of well-being
- Have a sense of peace
- Bring joy to those around us
What can you do to bring more happiness into your life, and thus the life of others?
I read an article last year which discussed the “power of giving” and “being of help to others” and how the act of giving has a significantly positive effect on the GIVER! They’ve done studies and have found that there is an actual positive hormonal impact that occurs when a person does something for someone.
With this in mind, I’d like to encourage you to give thought to what you can do to “give” to others? Don’t do it from the place of what you’ll receive in return or the positive effects will be diminished. Instead, find ways to give…
- To your family
- To people in need
- To animals in shelters
- and to…
And in the process, find joy in the simple act of giving.
As authors, one way we give is by sharing our message with the world; in the form of our books, courses, lectures, and programs. When you share the message of your book with others, in these ways and more, you are lifting the words of your book off of the page and allowing them to become more accessible to others.
Think of the ways your book can have a positive impact in this world and then go out and find ways to share it with the world!
Question… What are some ways that you, can “make a life by what you give?” Scroll down to share your thoughts and join in the conversation.