“It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us feel happy; it is that which we think and do and feel, first for others and then for ourselves.” ………………….Helen Keller
Our attention to someone else’s needs is spirit-lifting, both for someone and for ourselves. We need to move our focus away from the self to experience our well deserved emotional health. The more frequently we honor another person’s needs above our own, the greater will be our own strides along the path to health and wholeness.
When we peer beyond ourselves, we remove our attention from whatever our present personal problem is and it dies from neglect. We keep a problem a problem when we indulge in obsessing over it. Switching our focus offers a perspective that’s new and thus destined to be beneficial. All around me today are people whose needs are greater than my own. Personal health is enhanced when I forget myself. The Promise of a New Day, 1991