Caring Hands Bear the Greatest Fruits
A Simple Reminder by Bryant McGill
Bryant McGill is a best-selling author, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights. He is an iconic personality and cultural critic, whose prolific writings have reached millions of people and appeared in thousands of works by other authors, educators and social leaders. His writings on values have been featured alongside Albert Einstein and Mother Teresa at the prestigious Foundation for a Better Life, who has called McGill one of “the brightest minds in human history.” In an official Congressional commendation, the nation’s leaders applauded McGill’s, “highly commendable life’s work,” as an Ambassador of Goodwill. He is the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Goodwill Treaty for World Peace. His writings and small aphorisms have been published in over 100 books and translated into 15 languages by publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, McGraw Hill, and Writer's Digest. Bryant is a sought after workshop leader, and a speaker who has delivered speeches with diverse groups, from the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and Chief of the LAPD, to the United Nations, with Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs.
McGill has appeared nationally on network television, and his message continues to be heard on satellite and major market radio stations. Bryant was the front-page cover story of the WALL STREET JOURNAL relating to his expertise with social media, and protecting people from identity theft and cyber-bulling. His writings and tools are used as part of the curriculum at the university level, have been implemented into a campus installation at Bangkok University, and have received positive reviews from professors at Columbia, Stanford and NYU. Bryant's writings have appeared in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. McGill is on a quest to prove that life is still beautiful, and that all people have the power to have a better life and world — NOW.
Bryant's writings, quips and "Simple Reminders" can be found on-line at WashingtonPost.com, Lifebyme.com, MindBodyGreen.com, TheDailyLove.com, TinyBuddha.com, PsychologyToday.com, PositivelyPositive.com and Examiner.com. Bryant is partnered with PowerWithin.com, and together they are taking his inspirational message of POSSIBILITY to international audiences, along side industry-leading experts such as Bill Clinton and Tony Robbins.
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Caring Hands Bear the Greatest Fruits by Bryant McGill
Life has a way of shining on people who stand in the sunshine of kind actions. But you can’t fake it. It has to come from the heart, with a true spirit of giving and selflessness. A talent is no talent, unless it is used for the benefit of other people. Even if you consider your talents a blessing, they may work against you if you do not properly use your precious gifts for the benefit of others. For a moment in this brief existence, we have the privilege to share time with other people, and serve them and their needs. The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others. The trees which are pruned, watered and nurtured by caring hands bear the greatest fruits; it is the same with people. It is critical to know that service heals the recipient and the giver. If you have not been served personally by caring hands in your own life, do not be bitter, but instead, ask yourself who you can now serve. If you have had some tough times in life, now more than ever is the time to make someone else’s life better. Reject the role of the victim and become the healer and teacher. How we treat other people changes them, but even more so, how we treat other people changes us. This is the wondrous gift of giving; through this act, we receive an important part of our own identity. A person is defined by their actions and intent, and being social creatures, outside of our own useless self-image, the only proof that we exist resides in the minds of other people we change with our actions. So, ask yourself, “How do I change people?” Seek to change people for the better, and and have your existence proved by the raised hands of the people you have served, who will say without doubt that you have cared.
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