At the end of the day, it not about what you have or what even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. Its about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.”

Danzel Washington

This is an old thought that needs to become fashionable again. It’s time we all give back. Give back without counting the cost or expecting anything in return. But there is no need to worry, you will always get back.

The end of the day is coming. It might come sooner, and for some it will come later. When we are young we do a lot of starring into the mirror. The world revolves around ourselves. We judge everyone, everything, and ourselves by our needs and desires. But hopefully, we become adults. Hopefully we leave our childish and immature ways behind and realize that we are really small and that we revolve around everyone else. I hope we also realize that our size does not say anything about what we can give and how an insignificant act can make a significant difference.

I hope we realize that that when we help other people, the majestic universe gives back to us. God gives us what we need. We receive things we didn’t even know we needed or wanted. It seems that someone else holds the key to our happiness and we in turn hold the key to theirs.

It’s not what you have done or accomplished. It’s not how much money you’ve made or the power you have. It is not about how many people follow you on instagram, or how many people like your posts or facebook, or how many people retweet your few characters on twitter. Your very joy and happiness depends and stems from what you have done to uplift someone; to make the world better.

I know we have heard this over and over again, which is more puzzling why we sometimes do the exact opposite. We feel so bad about who we are and question our worth, but we forget to pay it forward. Why do we forget that we are always strong enough to help someone who is not? We are always capable of making something better We are always capable of uplifting someone who is suffering.

At the end of the day you will live a meaningful life to the extend that you intend to give back. Giving back. That is the secret to everything. You build something because someone else needs it. You share something because someone else needs to hear it. You create something because you want someone else to be better.

It is really so simple, yet why are we so quick to forget? Why are we so stubborn to help? What is it about our human condition that fights to the death, the very thing that makes us human. Fights the very thing that will bring us happiness and purpose.

Don’t fight it. Don’t fight giving. Don’t overthink it, or look too far ahead. Don’t ask what this is for. Don’t ask if you should be helping someone else, or doing something else. Don’t believe your have nothing to give. Just give. Give a lot, and shout from the rooftop, when you’ve been given back.

If the world hears enough shouting and yelling, maybe giving will become a norm instead of an exception.