Who needs to eat out when you have a resident chef? David here worked quite tirelessly feeding a seemingly endless number of mostly men at the Byron Bay beach house. It made me think, there are people in this world who just get out there and do things - and there are those who deliberate and put it off and want other people to do it for them. I guess we all fall into different categories at different times, but there are certainly people who are a lot more giving than others more of the time. I must say I do like the people who are generous of themselves. There is a certain human quality in them that stands out, they tend to have a certain sense of understanding, tolerance and I guess a selflessness that I admire, and aspire to. In this world we seem to have a great emphasis on 'me first', and often in doing things we are expecting recognition and reward. If someone doesn't see that we've done - something nice or good, we'll bring it to their attention. It is a challenge to be humble, to focus on others first. I think a lot of new parents learn quite rapidly what it is to do things selflessly; there's a newborn there and it isn't going to feed, bathe or look after itself. But for those of us without kids its much more a matter of choice. Do we choose to be giving or do we choose to look after ourselves first? Focussing on others can give even greater rewards on a more personal level, and I guess ultimately selflessness can itself be quite rewarding. It's still an everyday challenge.
This weekend test out a random act of kindness, or two or more. Then come back and let us know how it felt!