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Posted on Sep 8, 2017

The Time To Be Benevolent Is Now

The Time To Be Benevolent Is Now

Someone is in need of your help. Right now.

They’ve been impacted by hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, wild fires, and more.

They’ve lost their possessions, their memories, and even their purpose.

They may be located far from you. Or they may be closer than you think.

The question is: Are you prepared to help?

If you possess a disposition to do good and are willing to provide aid to others, then you are ready to demonstrate the value of benevolence.

Now is good time to consider a quote by Albert Schweitzer that I highlighted in a Values Quote a few years ago. Don’t be overwhelmed by the many. Focus on just one.

Now is a good time to be benevolent.

Now is the time.

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Today’s quote is from Albert Schweitzer, who was a theologian, philosopher, physician, and was best known as a medical missionary for his work in west central Africa.

An insightful quote from Schweitzer is:
“Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him”

In spite of his controversial views on Christianity, Schweitzer clearly demonstrated the value of benevolence. In his work in Africa, he witnessed need everyday and dedicated much of his life to helping others. He even won a Nobel Peace Prize.

As a differentiating value, Benevolence means disposition to do good; charitable; and generous in providing aid to others.

As Schweitzer’s quote makes very clear, we don’t have to look far to find someone in need. The question is: what do we choose to DO about it?

Sometimes we may get overwhelmed and simply shut down. There’s just too much need. Maybe you feel you can’t make enough of a difference.

If you’re feeling this way, I encourage you to carefully consider the value of benevolence. It’s not about how many people you help – or winning a prize. It’s about attitude. Our disposition.

Consider helping just one person in need. BUT….. be generous in how you help that one person.

Make a real difference in the life of that one person, and you’ve changed the world. You never know what great things that person may go on to do – for others.

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