Posted by: David D. Daggett | December 20, 2012

The Best Moments

The Best Moments

          “It was one of the best moments of my life,” explained our 13-year-old daughter.  For a school project she collected books for kindergarteners at an underprivileged school.  The eighth grade students delivered the books and then read to the children.  “It was a wonderful experience.  The thank yous and hugs from the children were priceless,” the teenager reflected.

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The Best Moments!

Part of developing a fullness of satisfaction and fulfillment in life is understanding that the best moments are when we help other people.  In You Never Know we discussed how positive actions can have an effect on other people, even if you don’t know the connection you are making.  And, when other peopleObserve It In Us they are more likely to pass it along to others.  It is and becomes Monkey See Monkey Do and allows us to Have a Happy Heart.

There was a recent thread on a popular triathlon Internet forum asking why people volunteer for races.  Perhaps they still have not found life’s True Meaning and are still searching for that ever elusiveness key to happiness.  When we learn that our Character Must Exceed Success we can really experience the best moments!

In Dale Carnage’s book How to Win Friends and Influence People, the underlying theme of the whole book is that when you turn your focus to others, instead of yourself, you end up reaching higher levels of success.  He goes on to further explain that it is impossible to be depressed when you are helping other people.  Become part of aHelp Squad and you will reap rewards beyond your expectations.

The Holiday season is a perfect time to begin experiencing the “Best Moments.”  The eight graders experienced that it is better to give than to receive.  Hopefully this is the beginning of a life-long call to action in a world that is in dire need of positive action and influence.

In recapping her best moments, our teenaged daughter concluded that “seeing all the gracious young children looking up at me and smiling just made my day.  That experience changed my life for the better.”

Making the best moments,

David

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