“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
This is such a true and powerful statement. The earnings that we all make are things we get, or things we receive. Yes, we all need them to survive on a daily basis. Without some kind of wage, you would not be able to survive. However, there is so much more to life than money exchanging hands, money entering a bank account, or money being spent. It is more important to make our lives something by giving to others. That does not mean that you have to give all the money you have to someone else. You can give to others by being kind; smile at someone, hold the door open for them, say please and thank you. That is giving to someone. And yes, it could be physically giving and financially giving. Buy yourself a pair of Toms shoes and children in poor countries without shoes will be given a pair of shoes. Yes, you were using your wages to buy yourself something, but you gave something back.