Thankful & Grateful

Thankful & Grateful. 💖

Recently I had a discussion (on homeless people) with a close relative who argued that “if they didn’t have food to eat it is because they didn’t wanna work like everybody else.” To what I asked if he believed that one should work in order to be able to eat? His answer was a flat out YES!

It saddened me to hear the level of harm done to humans. We have been falsely taught to believe that despite Mother Earth providing enough food for all of us, that only those who can pay for it have the right to eat.

According to World Vision and Unicef a staggering 690 million people in the world go to sleep hungry every single night. 690 million of our brothers and sisters who despite their story do not deserve going a single day without having anything to eat. If there is one thing that I’ve learned from my frequent interaction with many of them is that there is always something that we can offer, even a simple smile can help feed their broken souls.

When I do something for someone in need, I don’t do it expecting God to multiply anything for me as I already feel blessed to have everything I need.

I do it because it feels good to help others. Physiologically, kindness can positively change our brain. Being kind boosts serotonin and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters in the brain that give us feelings of satisfaction and well-being. Endorphins, which are our body’s natural pain killer, can also be released.

Needless to say when I share stories like this on social media I don’t do it with the slightest intention of feeding my ego in any way. I share them out of an altruistic feeling of elation which causes “Emotional Contagion” (the phenomenon of having one person’s emotions and related behaviors directly trigger similar emotions and behaviors in other people).

“Love one another as you love yourself.” 💖

✡ בן האלוהים.

Nov 26, 2020, 8:23 PM

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