Tuesday October 4, 2011 #356

 “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”

 ~William Shakespeare

It does not surprise me that most people act upon their tendencies of greed and selfishness.  These are natural human traits that we must intentionally avoid if we want to be virtuous.  What does surprise me is how few recognize the benefit to self that follows helping others.  Even if you struggle with focusing on others’ vs. your own needs, I ask you to consider the overwhelming evidence that supports the notion that he who helps others, helps himself.  Whether out of selfishness or out of virtue, it is always more desirable to actively seek ways to help others.  Who will you help today?