Philanthropist… this is the word that comes to my mind when I think about as a child what I wanted to become when I grow up. It was not my plan to become just a philanthropist (wanted to do much more), though I admired philanthropists like Dale Carnegie after reading books written by them. Rather, I imagined a Utopia in which everyone who lives here is a philanthropist and altruist. At least, after reading Dale Carnegie, one should practice what is written there wholeheartedly and not just use the techniques for becoming a salesperson or whatever…
When I was young, I came across the following saying… “If you make at least yourself sincere, you have changed at least one person in the world”. After reading this, I conjured up a formula for making this world a Utopia. Just think and behave as if you are interacting with a perfect world and be perfect yourself. That’s where I went wrong. Being blind to imperfections of this world does not create the Utopia we all deserve in which the society owes you a husband and once you choose/get your husband, you take care of your husband and family and have your sweet home.
For some of us, the story is different. Even God did not create a perfect world. There are flaws even in His creation. We want beautiful gardens, which in we can water the beautiful plants and be a part of. But some of us get dangerous forests full of harmful snakes. This writes a different page in our lives’ stories… and there the difference starts… we cannot help it… but we can definitely fight it and not make it the last page in our lives’ stories. We can definitely unite and get rid of the feeling that we are alone. This is just a move in life’s game played by some imperfection in God’s creation. But we have our chance to play too. We will make our moves too. And when we are together, helping and encouraging one another, our strength multiplies. God is with us and we know that. He is always on the side of the right, that is our strength in this game and our aim is to get the final victory.
For me, each ‘hi’ in our group messages says “I am there for you…… I know how you feel….. I am your best friend….. let’s try to do it together”. We can move mountains when we unite and make a combined effort. LET US CHANGE LIVES.
I am not saying this is any less difficult a task than moving mountains. Let us all become more active in the group and also reach all those who need us and let us proudly say “Together We Bond”.