Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Virtue is its own reward and Mt. Bachelor in Oregon

Virtue Is Its Own Reward

Some people complain they are not appreciated for what they do for others. This is a concealed form of approval-seeking. While it is normal to want to feel appreciated, to demand appreciation is to cause yourself suffering.

Anyone can do kindness for honor. It is a mark of an elevated person to do kindness when he knows he will not receive any praise in return. Instead of telling yourself, "How awful that my hard work is not appreciated," tell yourself, "I can take pleasure in knowing that I help others even though they do not express proper appreciation."

Love Yehuda

Pictures taken by family of my friend Stan of Mt. Bachelor taken earlier this year. I will be visiting Oregon in September