“Giving is the highest level of living, our candle loses nothing when it lights another.” – Unknown
Some of the very best quotes in existence come from those who are wise enough to combine multiple sources when communicating great ideas. This quote includes the philosophy of the foremost expert on leadership, John Maxwell and an inspirational message from James Heller. The two elements of living and giving are enmeshed with one another in the description of the potential which exists in the flame of the candle.
As human beings, we are all full of this same potential. It literally costs us nothing and would probably benefit us in some unknown or unseen way, by simply offering a word of encouragement to someone who is struggling. What happens when we light the candle of another with a little bit of encouragement? At a minimum, their world becomes a little brighter… And who knows how far they may carry the flame? How many other candles might be lit in the process?
Some things in life cannot be calculated. The history books are full of stories about people who accomplished incredible feats or came back from the most dire of circumstances and invariably, they almost always give credit to someone who offered encouragement at the time they most needed it. Each of us have within ourselves the capacity to show others things they might not right now see, but with the light of our encouragement, make clear their path from discouragement and darkness.
How many other candles can be lit from just one that’s willing to share its flame?
What if this simple concept made the world a better and brighter place? What if we each in this moment right now decided to brighten the day of another with a simple kind act, or word of encouragement? We lose nothing when lighting another…
Author: Bobby Kountz
Bobby Kountz is a former Oncology Nurse, a seasoned Oncology Sales Professional, and Personal Development Enthusiast. He is also an Inspirational Writer, Professional Speaker, Personal Development and Career Transition Coach, Dedicated Community Volunteer, Social Equality Activist, Mental Health Activist, and Loving Father and Husband.
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