I am not a Buddhist, but I do respect the religion. That being said, I came across this heart-warming reminder today:
A poor man came to Buddha and asked “Why am I so poor?”
Buddha answered, “You are poor because you don’t practice generosity. You don’t practice charity.”
The man responded, “But how can I practice charity if I don’t have anything to give?”
Buddha replied, “You have five treasures that you can share with others…
First, you have your face. You can share your smiles with others. It’s free. And has an amazing impact on others.
Second, you have your eyes. You can look at others with eyes full of love and care. Genuinely you can impact millions. Make them feel so good.
Third, you have your mouth. With this mouth you can say nice things to others. Talk good… Make them feel valued. Spread joy and positivity.
Lastly, you have a heart. With your loving heart you can wish happiness to others. Make others feel a bundle of emotions. Touch their lives.
Treasure that you possess is your body. With this body you can do many good things to others. Help the people who need. Help is not money… A small caring gesture can light up lives.
Remember to count your blessings. Material wealth is not meaningful wealth. You are richer than you may know."
I thought this was a great reminder that we must remember to be grateful for everything in our life - big or small. Stay humble. Be kind.