Have you noticed that Ordinary people who do Extra-Ordinary things for others are those we later call heroes.
When asked why they performed as they did, they often say, “It was nothing anyone else wouldn’t have done in the circumstances.” Perhaps that’s their way of saying we all have the capacity for greatness.
It is only when we are severely tested that we rise to the occasion and perform at the highest levels of our competence.
Doing the right things is an easy action when we have created the habit of doing the right thing. If we make it a practice to take the appropriate action even when it seems unimportant and insignificant, we will do the right thing — without thinking — in important situations. If we let our actions speak for us, we will never have to worry about others recognizing our contribution.
In the final analysis, you will be remembered for your good works, not for the money you have accumulated during your lifetime. Your wealth may be little more than the cause for disagreements among your heirs, while your good deeds will be remembered long after you are gone. As you accumulate wealth, devote a portion of your money and your time to causes that benefit those less fortunate than you.
If you think you can buy your way into heaven with money alone, you may regret that you didn’t convert it into good deeds instead.
Just ask . . . What would your Hero DO! #TheMatterMeter