Happy Gratitude Filled Sunday everyone! Today is a day of rest and relaxation – at least that is the plan!
I have been working like crazy on a Black Tie $1,000/plate fundraiser dinner this past week. Ironically, I was not originally involved, but my technical services were requested to put together the Event Program (layout, ad designing, etc.) One thing morphed into another and I found myself renting a cargo van, running to the florist, loading and unloading the van, and all the other tasks required for putting on such an event.
The event was in support of`an organization that helps children that have experienced loss, trauma, or other terrible incidents in their lives. Clearly a great cause! How could I say no when the Assistant Event Coordinator asked me to help? There was no second thoughts. I also did not think for an extra second when at 1:45 am on Thursday morning I was asked if I could take Thursday off from work. It was a Done Deal!
Hard work brings forth awesome feelings! Working hard and not being successful can bring frustrating feelings. The key is to treat those as learning experiences and move on! Working hard and achieving success is sweet! The feelings of gratitude that are felt when hard work is enjoyed by others can put you on Cloud Nine. These feelings may come a couple days later (because you are too tired to them at the immediate conclusion) or they may be instantaneous!
Altruism is defined as “Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness.”
Gratitude (or rather grateful) is defined as “Appreciative of benefits received; thankful.”
Based on these 2 definitions, I am certainly grateful that I can (and do) help others when I can!
The Gratitude Guru