It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
Spending time here in Romania at our home in the village has brought so many reflections to my attention that I want to share with you, things that in a developed and fast paced society we may not stop to contemplate.
What is accomplishment? Is it measured by the number of zeroes in your salary? By status or your level of fame? Or could success possibly come from the number of lives you touch? In today's world, where people are famous just for being famous, it's easy to get caught up in the quest for being noticed and appreciated. People and ideas can be trampled along the way if nobody looks out for them. If leaving a legacy is important to you, it should not come at the expense of your values. If you let it, you'll end up leaving a legacy you didn't want, and that kind of defeats the purpose doesn't it? The greatest and most noble acts are the ones that are done when we think no one is looking. When you stop expecting thanks or anything in return, your efforts are more welcome than ever. The irony is, the nicer you are, the more important you become.
Lots of Love from Romania - Happy Halloween - All Saints Day - Day of the Dead
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