The content of my weekly blogs is drawn primarily from ancient Hebrew wisdom literature, while the 2020 format was inspired by James Clear’s “3-2-1” Thursdays. Building from my recent book UNBEATABLE! Seven Pillars of Personal Excellence, each week you will receive One Pillar/Proverb, One Principle and One Practical.
“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”-Proverbs 11:25
There’s something about human tragedy that brings out the best in us. We see it after hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, vehicular or sporting accidents, and, at this time, during the coronavirus pandemic. I acknowledge that there’s a lot about our world in 2020 to discourage us or to make us cynical, as we see myriad failings in different spheres of human endeavour. Yet, we seem to have this amazing capacity, generally-speaking, to rise to the occasion when our fellow man is in desperate need.
I applaud the generosity, sacrifice, goodwill and benevolence of countless doctors, nurses, health care professionals, protective service providers, volunteers, researchers and so many others who have refreshed thousands of lives during the COVID-19 outbreak. Yes, we’ve made some mistakes and have been reactive rather than proactive in some respects, but the human race has exonerated itself to a large degree during the pandemic. Let’s continue to take it higher. We are far from being out of the woods.
While respecting the social distancing guidelines, meet a tangible need in the upcoming week or weeks, whether it is a financial contribution, however small, a sponsored meal or a simple phone call to check in on someone affected by COVID-19. Remember not to tell anyone about your act of kindness. That’s your secret with God.
To learn more about these pillars of personal excellence, read UNBEATABLE! which is now available on Amazon in print and as an e-book.