We all like to win at something. We seem to strive throughout our lives to win at things and when we do; doesn't it feel great. It can be a 3-legged race, checkers, water balloon fight or a promotion. When we win we feel good about ourselves and feel that we can accomplish things. It is as if we have been given permission to go on to bigger and better things. We start to dream and live a larger life.
Winning is not only about what we get. It is also something that we can give. We can give the gift of making someone feel like a winner. It can be a loved one, a child, an aging parent, a co-worker or just someone we meet as we go about our lives.
When we give that gift to someone else we can change their life. They no longer have to sit on the sidelines of life with a cup of wishful thinking. They already have the reward. Now they can let go of the striving to win. Now they can live the life of possibility they were born to achieve. Now they have permission to be all that they can be. Now they no longer have to compete for someone else's award. Now they can throw of the fear of failure and the quicksand of self-doubt.
Once we have the feeling of being a winner no one can take that away. It is ours for life. What a great gift to give someone.
I know what that feeling is because the community that I have met around my blog have given me that gift of feeling a winner. I cannot thank you enough.
Is there someone you know that needs your gift?