Here's The Deal - Part 4
Get. Give. Grow!
Quite simply… in life, you get what you give.
Here’s the deal: When you give peace and joy to your neighbor, the same will be dealt to you.
The big question is... since you (already) know this little truism, will you give your neighbor miles of smiles or piles of vile?
It’s also worth noting that the timing of your deals is not yours to follow.
In other words, it’s not a good idea to keep a little black book of all the peace and joy "owed" to you. Nor is it a good idea to track all the venom and dirt slopped in your direction. On the other hand, it **IS** a good idea to altruistically and cheerfully give what is yours to give. By offering others a smile, you are giving them a small snapshot of happiness.
By giving people a picture of happiness, you are actually investing in their hope and your future.
You are investing with a small signal of happiness.
That tiny bit of seemingly meaningless happiness will someday find you when and where you least expect it.
But how does one really and truly find happiness?
The answer is amazingly simple.
You get what you give.
Give happiness, and you will certainly find happiness.
At work, home, or somewhere in between…
Give happiness, and you will grow happy, literally and figuratively.
Here’s the Idea:
What goes around really does come around. Some call it karma. Others call it fate. From this, all the law and all the prophets hinge.
Here’s the Deal:
You can’t give what you don’t have. First find your initial stash of happiness.
Where is this happiness?
Read my next blog post, and I will show you exactly where to find it.
In reality, the best way to predict the future…
… is to create it!
Next week: An Inside Job
Last week: Choice Equals Power
Accept. Adapt. Achieve. ®
What do YOU want to achieve?
This is Part 4 of a 30-part series on how to achieve The Ideal Life.
Think about the word IDEAL. It is actually a conglomeration of several smaller words, specifically:
~ I ~ ID ~ IDEA ~ DEAL ~ IDEAL ~
In the final analysis, if you can learn to master your Id (as in the ego, id, and superego), you can do some rather amazing things.
© 2011-2016 John H. Clark III
Parts excerpted from…
The Ideal: Your Guide to An Ideal Life
(220 pages, BFG Press, 11/11/11)
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