In helping others, you're also helping yourself. Helping others is like a giant mirror—you always get reflected back to you what you need to see. Helping others teaches you more deeply about compassion, and it can make you more grateful for the life you have. It can fill your heart with love, and, for many, it can be the missing piece of the puzzle to make a life feel complete.
Imagine what the world would be like if each and every one of us started the day asking, "How may I be of service today?" This is a world I want to live in.
This is your last week of assignments! Be sure to reflect on these questions and give them as much time as you have for the other weeks' assignments:
Take some time this week to help somebody else. Perhaps you'll be the angel somebody has been waiting for.
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Madisyn Taylor is the co-founder of the online website DailyOM.com and spends too much time on the Internet. She's also a best-selling author; her books include DailyOM Inspirational Thoughts for a Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Day (Hay House 2008) and DailyOM Learning to Live (Hay House 2010).
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