“It’s not about me.”
If there is a bigger lesson life’s developmental process is designed to teach us than that statement, I don’t know what it is.
From infancy to childhood to adolescence to middle age to growing older, our lives are broken down into various moments and seasons of re-learning this fundamental lesson.
Siblings and first friends help us learn this lesson in childhood.
Navigating romantic relationships help us learn this lesson in adolescence.
Children and family help us learn this lesson in middle age.
The world at large helps us learn this lesson in the later stages of life.
How grateful we should be knowing the opportunity we have every day to encourage others to embrace the goodness of this fundamental lesson through giving and volunteerism.