“To Live for the benefit of others is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist for themselves and that is all”.
Yesterday night i stumbled to a statement made by The Liverpool FC’s prolific attacker, Sadio Mané speaks:
“Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world? I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football, I can help my people. I built schools, a stadium, we provide clothes, shoes, food for people who are in extreme poverty. In addition, I give 70 euros per month to all people in a very poor region of Senegal which contributes to their family economy. I do not need to display luxury cars, luxury homes, trips and even planes. I prefer that my people receive a little of what life has given me”.
I was extremely touched with this statement and i know why this player is moving forward. When you make yourself a Channel of blessing to others your source of blessing can’t dry up. There are people who living for themselves alone, there is more to life than simply living for yourself alone. It is not your luxury that matter to life, it is the life of people that benefit that counts.
Remember the purpose of life is not just to exist and that is all. It is to useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to make a great difference to the life around you.
Good morning, happy day to you.