Who's up for a little self-discovery?! I can picture those hands being raised enthusiastically as I write this!
Here is your question to ponder and explore:
Does it take an external "cue" for you to feel your goodness?
We give our time and energy to others.
We make for, buy for, or lend things to others.
We do this to help, to make someone smile, to make someone feel loved and cared for.
We also do it because it feels good to do good things.
Giving to others is a good thing and it makes us look and feel good.
But what if there wasn't anyone around to give to?
Imagine yourself living in the middle of nowhere, with no other people around.
Imagine there is no way to communicate or connect with anyone.
Before this gets too scary, imagine that you are absolutely fine and this is your "normal"!