… We hear so much about self-esteem and self-satisfaction. Yet it is often by getting outside of ourselves that we attain some of our most enduring peak experiences… If you keep your eyes, ears, and heart open, you will find opportunities almost every day to make a positive difference in someone's life.”
Jeffrey A. Kottler mentioned this in his article, “Saving Ourselves by Saving Others – How does helping others define your life?” I, too, believe in what he said. When we give to others, we share a piece of ourselves. And yet, it is through this process that we discover so many things about ourselves. It’s when reality hits us – that there’s something good in us, there are things we need to improve on, we’ve got a lot of things to be thankful for, and so on.
Kottler has an interesting account about how all these dawned on him in his one trip to Nepal. Read his brief article here.