“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Mother Teresa
This quote by Mother Teresa is a fabulous reminder that while everyone says they need and want money and bread, deep down they want more than just the white picket fence, nice home and 2.5 kids. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware just how impactful money can be. It opens doors, gives you opportunities and meets needs.
But at the end of the day, we’re not just robots that need a little oil and a tune-up. We need more than that. It’s easy to say “here, have some money,” and walk away from someone thinking you’ve helped them. And chances are you did help by giving money to a charity organization or by giving your employees a raise at work.
But the only way to truly feed the hunger for love and appreciation in this world is through a human connection. Which means we have to get down and dirty and actually open ourselves and our hearts up to one another. We can do this by volunteering at a food bank or local church. We can do this by having our kids’ friends over for pizza and game nights. We can do this by getting coffee with friends or coworkers who seem to be having a hard time and listen and support them.
At the end of the day, money won’t warm your heart. It may warm your house, but deep down inside you’ll feel empty. So I challenge you to do something this week that matters to your heart, and I invite you to share the blessings you gave and received in the comments below.