I read a blog today that listed the ten choices you will regret in ten years. I hope it doesn’t take TEN YEARS to regret some of the ones that were listed! The one below was the one that stuck out to me the most.
Being selfish and egotistical.
A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.
Remember, WHEN WE WERE YOUNG…we are so selfish. I know I was. The excerpt above says it so well. What you do for you DIES with you. Why not leave a legacy? Inspire others!
Young people live for themselves most of the time. Even the youth that really seem to strive for community service hours and step up to think of others seem to slip back into the “what’s in it for me” attitude at times. I know there are always some exceptions–I’ve met those students! Age really factors in on this, though. As we get older, we start to realize that the self-serving attitude gets us pretty much no where. Loneliness and depression set in and we can’t find anything to make the days happy. You know these people. These are the adults you now know that are never happy with anything. They don’t like their spouse, hate their job and can’t find the right mattress (ha!). The list goes on!
We must evolve into the servant we are meant to be. Some tend to make fun of those who find religion like they are trying to cover up their past or make up for the things they did. Those people are just finding another excuse to NOT help others–and to not find JESUS. I believe maturing and realizing that this world is temporary and above all meeting JESUS is not just some way of covering up the old (altho that is exactly what Jesus did for us), but it’s making things right. It’s getting past the selfish, egotistical youth (or maybe even adult) you were and transforming into …
The loving, caring, inspiring, unselfish person of good character we are supposed to be.
No matter who ya are…God made you. You are meant to serve. You are meant to help, love, care, inspire….encourage…. etc.