Living in NYC, I usually come across hundreds of individuals on a day to day basis. Most of them seem stressed, tired and fed up due to working extremely hard to make a living. The American Dream/ “success” often causes us to focus on US. Nonetheless, you do have to make a living , right? Nothing at all is wrong with that, but forgetting others in the process is wrong.
Recently I realized that even myself, is guilty of this! I was reading 1 Corinthians on my way to Delaware this weekend and pulled out the following- “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” (1 Corinthians 10:24). We often are so focused on social status, disregarding other individuals of the world. To give a helping hand or treat someone with kindness, it takes a lot of effort. Why? Often times, we don’t care to relate to others until a struggle in our own lives happens.
I decided to shoot a video discussing this topic because everyone needs to hear it, including myself. As I read through 1 Corinthians, this truly exemplifies how we should treat other individuals. By watching this video, I hope to encourage you all to think of other individuals. Last month, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Red Cross and help make disaster packages for families that lose their homes. This month, I am working on becoming a mentor for the Big Brother Big Sister Organization. I hope to encourage you guys to lend a helping hand! An act of kindness towards someone or even a helping hand doesn’t cost a thing. #BeSelfless