Secrets to Life: Waiting for the postman

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Writing a Letter

“After a while, you learn that it’s better to write an unexpected letter than to sit around waiting for the postman to deliver one. Sooner of later, you discover that it is better to help someone plant a garden than to wait for someone to bring you flowers.” – Matthew Kelly

It’s just an extension of the whole “it’s better to give than to receive” thing. And that it is through the giving of ourselves that we begin to find out who we truly are. Such giving of ourselves is what brings the greatest joys in life.

Don’t get absorbed in self-pity. It is one of the greatest traps of our day. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that not only enables such self-pity and self-victimization, but often encourages it. Don’t get stuck waiting on the postman. Don’t dwell on the lack of flowers. Just go out and plant some.

The rest will take care of itself.

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