A candle lights others but consumes itself.
• United States
2 Dec 06
This statements reflects me, but I belive my mission in life is to help people (including my family) but my own needs dont seem as important. One example, a friend of mine recently lost her father, and in the midst of her pain she looked at me and said Jenni you are so sweet and caring thank you. It warms my heart. thank you for 'listening'
2 Dec 06
You are really a marvellous person. To help others, one needs guts, feeling, involvement and kindness. Without these, it is not possible to think of helping others. You seem to be possessing such qualities and do not worry, you will not burn out yourself. Those who help others, are helped by God. I firmly believe in this. In India, particularly in brahmin community (priestly community to which I belong to), most of them are middle class and uppermiddle class people and they live on cooperation of others in the community. My parents were greatly helped by my mother's brother and my parents helped hundreds of children from village to come to city, stayed with us, they were sent to school, free food and books. Likewise, my brothers and sisters too are involved in helping others, which is part of our life. Thanks for very interesting and touching response.
8 Dec 06
yes i have come across , my father is one, he helps other but when the matter comes to the family he does help but not that much as he shows to others work.....(not to be taken seriously) i think its a inborn charecter to help others, i wish to see many such people
30 Nov 06
Well, there are so many people around us who are constantly striving to better the lives of people who live around them. I have a teacher who is actively involved in imparting education to the needy, he actively involves himself in many causes, which would make for a tiring read if I go on writing about him, such is his intensity and passion towards what he's doing. I try to emulate his deeds, he's a real life idol to me. Good day to you, bye.