By Victoria Akinwande
I laid down on my bed on a beautiful Monday morning 26th of October to be precise with my journal and pen, thinking, trying to visualize and pen down LIFE AS I SEE IT. Life is Beautiful, Life is Terrific, Life is Short, Life is Complex, Life is Awesome, Life is Great, there are so many adjectives that we often use to qualify life but we usually forget that Life is a Gift! Tony Robbins said and I totally agree with him. “Life is a Gift and it offers us the Privilege, Opportunity and Responsibility to give something back by becoming more”.
Life is all about being selfless, rendering help to others, touching lives and making impact in any little way you can. It does not have to be anything big or major that will catch the attention of many and cause them to applaud you. Impact has nothing to do with your position. Impact ranges from; giving a word of encouragement to someone who is about to lose hope. Giving up your position on a queue for a senior citizen. Helping a pregnant woman and her child get to their destination. A word of affirmation for someone who needs a reassurance. Being a role model to a teenager.
Until you start living a selfless life, a life dedicated to God and humanity then you haven’t started living, you are only existing. You don’t have to be a humanitarian, a pastor or a philanthropist, being yourself is more than enough, it is all that you need. All you need to do is to develop a contributing mentality, that’s one of the things life is about. I know we all go through various challenges and we could get caught up in those unpleasant situations. No matter what we might be going through, we can still be of help to someone; we should learn to leave people and make them feel much better than we met them. It is more blessed to give than to receive.
“A life of service to others is a life worthy of emulation” – Dr. Gray Chapman; author of the Five Love Languages For Singles.
It takes love to be willing to be of help to others.
Mother Teresa a woman who devoted her whole life time in helping the less privileged said “Put great love into everything you do and even the small things will become life changers to others”.
Life + LOVE = Impact / Influence. Life – LOVE = Nothing. Life is for helping others. Life is about living for everyone. Life isn’t about what you can do but what God wants to do through you. It isn’t about where you want to be but where God wants you to be.
“The most selfless always wins even when it looks like they don’t” – Robin Sharma.
Rise up from that myopic believe of yours that you should always come first all the time. Your care for others is a true measure of your greatness! This is life as I see it.