A Life Lesson From a Volunteer Firefighter

What a valuable life lesson from Mark Bezos!!!!

“At both my vocation at Robin Hood and my avocation as a volunteer fire fighter I am witness to acts of generosity and kindness on a monumental scale. But I am also witness to acts of grace and courage on an individual basis. And you know what i’ve learned … they all matter. So as I look around this room at people who either have achieved or are on their way to achieving remarkable levels of success, I would offer this reminder … don’t wait. Don’t wait til you make your first million to make a difference in somebody’s life. if you have something to give … give it now. Serve food at a soup kitchen, clean up a neighborhood park, be a mentor. Not every day is going to offer us a chance to save somebody’s life, but every day offers us an opportunity to affect one. So get in the game.”

4 responses to “A Life Lesson From a Volunteer Firefighter

  1. How true, Samantha, and what a poignant reminder!
    The wonderful thing is, we all have fabulous strengths that are part of our normal day. To pass them on can take surprisingly little effort, and we probably do not even realise the impact this has on others.
    I am going to affect someone’s life tomorrow too!
    Safe Breast Imaging

    • So true Jo. A lovely quote that I like to try and “live by” is … Be you and change the world. Be not you and suffer the world.
      By simply being our true selves we can have such a remarkable impact on others, just as you say.
      and hey… what a wonderful effect you are having on people’s lives with your Safe Breast Imaging!!!!

  2. This so resonates with me Sam.
    We can always be of service in somebody’s life and stir in a little sugar to make it that bit sweeter…..drop by drop we can feed someone’s soul by simply showing up when they need it the most!

    • i love your analogy of “stirring in a little sugar” xxx thank you for contributing Yvonne. I agree with you 100%… by simply showing up we can make the world of difference to someone’s life.

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