When we receive #gratitude after performing a kind gesture, a typical response might be: “Don’t worry, it’s no big deal.”
The response is adequate if the exchange is nothing more than a pleasant formality.
But in situations where the gratitude expressed is asymmetrical to the effort required to accomplish it – it’s healthy for us to take a moment to consider the circumstances that allow us to perform such grand gestures of kindness so casually.
Taking the time to appreciate our ability to help others in need rather than dismissing it gives us the space to reflect and recognize the hard work we’ve put in or the privilege we were born into.
That recognition can then help create more energy so that we may serve the world better and more consistently.
Be grateful. It’s good for you and the world.