Take care of the people who take care of you.
My life has been happy when I take care of the people who take care of you.
I was speaking with a coworker once and I shared that when I have given a generous tip I have gotten amazing service. He shared with me that when he was a bartender he would take care of the people who tipped him the most. He said that it only made sense that you worked for those who rewarded you for your effort.
That is the thing in life. When you help people who help you, you motivate them to want to help you. It has been a wonderful thing that I have experienced many times. I am not generous because it gives me extra benefits, I do it when I get no benefits. However, often being generous has had many unexpected benefits.
Yes, you get extra material things like drinks or food or whatever. More importantly though is that you leave them with a good impression, and that has benefits for everyone. For example, I once met someone years later than remembered me from an earlier job. I didn’t remember them honestly, but they reminded me of something extra I did for them and they appreciated it. It was a great feeling to know that you made someone happy and happy enough to remember you years later.
I just wanted to share that being generous is so important in a world that many people struggle to survive in. It marks you as someone who not only is content with your life, but looks to help and nurture others. This is a rare opportunity we have to not to do things for our benefit, but as silently as possible to make the world a better place.
The world is improved by kindness. It is improved by listening. It is improved by finding ways to give instead of always thinking of what you can gain from a situation.
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