Are you a person who appreciates the least ?or do you only see big contributions
February 13, 2009 8:41pm CST
In any activity, do you acknowledge even the person who has contributed the least? or do you just go for the big donors? I think just like in the Holy Bible where Jesus appreciated the most the old widow who only contributed a cent, (because it is all she got) than the rich people who gave more, because they're extra money. , we should learn how to appreciate people who contribute a part of themselves and not the amount that they give. Even if the amount is very minimal if it came from the hard work of that person, then we must learn how to appreciate this. What really counts are those who share what is not extra , but that they need themselves but preferred to share a bit. What are your thoughts on this? do you truly appreciate people who give from the heart? who give a genuine part of themselves to you?
14 Feb 09
I appreciate every little good deeds that people do especially when they do it unbeknownst to others. Remember what A.R.K. means from the movie Evan Almighty, Act of Random Kindness. Let us all be inspired by this. Let us continue to touch people's live and make a difference through our own little and unnoticed ways. Be a blessing to others!
14 Feb 09
I don't really care about the size of the contribution and it's not because of religion either. I just don't like to kiss a*ss and that's about the long and short of it. I don't also give special attention to the small ones either. Cheers!!!
15 Feb 09
The phrase "What really counts are those who share, what is not extra", i like it. I'm a cool kind of guy. I appreciate everyone even for doing any small favour to anyone. We are here to help each other. In this world, everyone should learn to appreciate even for the small favour. It not make happy to that person, but also encourage him to help again. So, I'm in your team and I want you to continue to appreciate.
15 Feb 09
The question sounds familiar to me. Anyway, I truly believe that one should appreciate every effort of help that he will receive. And yes, I am not talking about money only as it's not the amount of money that counts - it's the sincerity of the giver. This is not about religion, as I am sure every religion is teaching the same thing about being grateful. Prayers is the effect of faith, and this faith helps a lot so that the prayers will be answered - whoever God you have. Lastly, if one will only consider the amount of help then he is not really asking for help. He is after the money, and he do not really need help. Thanks a lot!
14 Feb 09
It's very important to give credit wherever it is due. Anyone in business will recognise that when you are appreciative, people are inclined to give a little more. But I know that's not the spirit in which you asked this question. However, most people will recognise the warm feeling they get when someone has expressed appreciation for some little thing that we have given or done for them. Of course, it's always easier to see when people give a lot, so it's just as important to keep a look out for the little things so we can respond and spread the warmth.
14 Feb 09
In the Hindu epic "Mahabharat " Lord Krishna once approached Draupadi, wife of the 5 Pandava princes when they were living incognito in exile in the forest. Draupadi had cooked food and her 5 husbands had already eaten and finished everything. when Krishna asked her to serve him food she found that there was nothing left except for one grain of rice. she was dismayed as she could not serve food to her guest. In the Hindu custom if any guest comes when you are eating you must offer him food and not allow him to go hungry because it is a sin to turn him away empty handed. Seeing her troubled face Krishna asked her what the matter was.After hearing her reply he smiled and said that if she offered him that one grain of rice with all the love in her heart , he would be satisfied. What he meant was that as you have said, it is not important what you give or how much you give, if you give with love then that is most important.So we must not look to how much somebody gives and the nature of his gift but if somebody gives with love and even if that person has very little to offer and is willing to share it then that has much more value than all the gold or silver in the world.If a poor man is ready to share a small piece of bread with a hungry man then he is richer than a thousand Bill Gates who donate billions of dollars to charities.