helpinghaitiLet’s face it.

You’re selfish.

And I am too.

So let’s just admit right now that you don’t do a damn thing unless it benefits you.

No matter how noble you think you are, there is a payoff.

Whether it’s a shot of superiority or just good feelings you get when you give, the main beneficiary is the man in the mirror.

So why not stop everything you’re doing and start helping someone you don’t know, like the folks in Haiti right now?

I guarantee you it will feel great.

And it will energize you and remind you that there is more to life than our own current challenges.

Research shows that those who actively seek to help others tend to enjoy higher levels of mental health.

How could it not?

You’ve stepped out of your little world into someone else’s.

You build empathy.

You think about them first.

You place your plans on hold.

And maybe in that moment you gain a little wisdom.

Because it ain’t all about you my friend.

There’s a big old world out there that can get along quite nicely without you for 30 minutes or so.

I guarantee you that if take that time and do something for someone who needs help, it will come back to you tenfold.

And that’s a pretty good return on your investment.