During this holiday season, let’s take a moment to think about the value of sharing love to those in need and showing gratitude to those who have helped us. The most valuable act of sharing love is the act of helping others. While such feelings of love and gratitude are ubiquitous during holiday seasons, it is important to maintain such feelings in our daily life – after all, they are what creates meaning for our lives.

I once heard a story about a wise old man on his deathbed. A young child asked him, “What is the meaning of life?” The old man paused to think for a long while before answering:

“Looking back on my life, I believe that I am here on earth to help other people make their lives better. What I have not yet figured out is why the other people are here.”

I hope this holiday season helps you to reaffirm or come to the conclusion that the meaning of life is to help others. In case you are not too sure of who you can help, I would advise you to think about the people around you and ask yourself how you can bring more value to their lives. If you believe your small help may not be enough to make a difference, please think again because your “limited resources” may be someone else’s treasure.

Read more of this article from Dr. Jean Mathurin.

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