A Little Quote with a Big Message

I love this quote:

“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has started to understand the meaning of life.” – Unknown

This message is about altruism. It is the ability to create random acts of kindness; to actively choose to do so without any means of knowing the full effect. Altruism often feels out of reach as we work through our busy lives; yet it can be achieved in the smallest of ways. Kind words, paying for someone’s order at a drive through, giving money to charity; even a smile to someone we pass on the street can be an altruistic act.

Plant trees so that others can sit in their shade; what a lovely thought 🙂

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