Being kind and compassionate is one of the best virtues that anyone can display, and this will go a long way towards showing your value as part of the human race. Kindness should be shown to every living creature, whether it is a person, an animal, or an insect. Being kind also refers to being generous, both in spirit and with material things, and helping others out who need assistance.
Many of us are so focused on how to make a living and how to become rich and successful and we think that by having a job that is secure or by becoming rich and attaining our goals; achieving our dreams will make us feel happy, peaceful and successful. Think again...You can have all the money in the world but if you are too afraid to cross the streets because the crime rate is rising, than what good your money will do? You can have a great business going on, but what good is it going to do if there are homeless that are not benefiting from your success. You are going to tell me I started from the bottom and I worked hard to get where I am, why should I care about the homeless or the poor. Well first of all, God blessed you and stood by your side to succeed for a reason. For you to help out and clean your environment. It's not just for you to enjoy the material things, but for you to give a hand to the ones that are not as strong as you are, to help out, to reach out, and to inspire others. Believe me when I say that you don't need to beat the top and already successful to help your neighbor. As you are succeeding, take some with you to be self-sufficient also, be a mentor to others... don't wait. I remember a guy who could afford an extra turkey for thanksgiving and leaving it at a door of a poor family. After a few years, he could afford more than one extra turkey to give away until he had his own non profit organization where he can feed more than one family. The more God bless you with your life, the more you should give to the less fortunate..the more God will give you, it may not only be in the shape of money, but He may give you more wisdom, more love to give, more happiness, more peace and you will feel satisfied that you are making a difference in people's lives. We are all responsible of making this planet a better place to live in, let's join our skills and abilities to help out and make a difference.
Today ask yourself how can you be that water that people are thirsty for? What is the need out there? What you see is what is part of you. For example, if I'm frustrated about how many homeless there is in LA, than there is something in me that can help out. Instead of just complaining about it, I will do some phone calls and volunteer, or I can just walk in the streets of LA and give away blankets for those cold nights. Be that fresh water that people are longing for, that people need. On the other side, you can be working too much and you don't have time to go to the gym to work out, but at work there is an empty room that no one is using, why not offer to have a gym there. You have found a solution to your own challenge and provide service to everyone around you, who had the same problem and challenges. Yes both of those examples you may not get money out of it. Water does cost in the U.S.A but it does not cost anything in Canada. Sometimes your ideas will be free for others and sometimes people will pay for your service. Ask yourself are you only going to provide water if the person pays you or are you simply going to be who you are and give water to everyone? Do you only give because you know you will receive back or do you give freely? If you give freely God will bless your life in ways you never thought was possible.