LYBLABCs: A is for Altruism

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As part of my weekly LYBLABCs series — which rolls-out a core value aligned to Oprah’s Live Your Best Life philosophy found in O, the Oprah Magazine — here’s the latest virtue! 

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A is for Altruism!

It’s happened to us all: we dwell on our own personal hardships for so long that we become indifferent to the suffering of others. We take for our own gain and offer nothing in return.

Altruism addresses that imbalance, and makes good on a promise to yourself — to help the helpless and defend the defenseless — with a pure heart and a clear mind, guided by faith, love, mercy, and wisdom.

Generosity seeks no bounds or conditions.

Throw your support behind a good cause! Connect with others and make their lives easier: ease sorrow, bring comfort, and do good for the world. Help bear someone else’s burdens, and carry them when they’re too tired to take another step.

When the heart is open, the hand gives freely!

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