Never Say Never

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There is a saying that everyone has a price. Even the most upstanding citizens have fallen prey to making foolish decisions when money is involved.

We hear about bribes given to judges, police officers, and witnesses for the sake of overlooking the truth, but bribes only hurt the victims more.

Our obsession with money is often responsible for the mistreatment of others. It may not appear so on the surface, but it happens in subtle ways. For example, you decide to dine out for the evening without making a reservation, and upon arriving at the restaurant, the host/hostess tells you it will be a 30-minute wait and adds you to the waiting list.

After waiting a while, another patron enters the restaurant. They also don’t have a reservation, have inquired about the wait time, and have the same number of people in their party. Next thing you know, they are being seated before you.

More than likely, money exchanged hands. The host/hostess accepted the money to his/her benefit, the patron used it to his/her advantage, and the restaurant stands to lose a displeased customer (and get a bad review) for the actions of its staff member.

These types of transactions happen frequently. We don’t think we are doing any significant harm, but in reality, someone is experiencing the impact.

Leave a Legacy


 

Once you transition from this world, will you be remembered by the number of years you lived, the amount of money you left behind, or the positive impact you’ve made in the lives of others?

We all want to be remembered by something. The challenge is living a life of substance that is honored for generations to come. How you treat others, not your accomplishments, is one of the greatest legacies you can leave behind.

Heroism

Heroes are easier to admire than define. The quality of a hero is their tendency to think of others before thinking of themselves.

Heroes do the right thing at the right time, unaware of the impact their actions may have.

Heroes are seldom conscious of their moments of heroism, and many may not recognize their acts as heroic.

It can be heroic to do what needs to be done and to do it right.

Whether raising a family, volunteering, teaching others, sacrificing your wants for someone else’s needs, etc., these are all acts of heroism.