Overused, misunderstood and mildly condescending, this phrase turns the idea of helping each other into a way to celebrate one's superiority for acting like the basic, decent human beings we're supposed to be.
I know you are probably feeling totally tapped out right now, winding down work and getting ready for family festivities, but I promise you that actively participating in a cause that you truly care about will be more fulfilling than just writing a check once a year.
As you look at life from the perspective of what will make you most proud in the end, I believe that you'll discover much of it has to do with giving. So let's give back and reward those who join us in making the end of 2013 merry and bright.
In a world where those most privileged often tend more towards sybaritism than desiring to foster mutual benefit, we can all learn a lot from Isabella's attempts to repair one broken home, inspired by a far from ordinary trip abroad.
If someone does something nice, you should thank them. It's a simple and easy thing to do. Right But what if I wanted to thank 1 million people from all over the country for doing nice things? You may be wondering how I would possibly know a million nice people... Well, I actually do!
Many successful people talk about being burned out on their own success and find that it's possible to feel stuck, even when everything in their lives is going well. By expanding your efforts to something bigger than yourself, everyone benefits.
A group of young girls waits eagerly on a dirt-floored basketball court as Tamika Raymond or Ruth Riley or Tamika Catchings approaches. The moment the player steps on to the court, a look of hope and joy overcomes the youth.