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Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness by C.C. Chapman

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Chapter 33

Giving Back and Gratitude

Although this chapter may come toward the end of the book, I believe that it is one of the most important aspects of living the successful and happy life that you are striving for.

It is critical that each of us remember that none of us can be successful without the help of others. This is why we surround ourselves with great friends and good people.

Never forget two of the most important words you can ever say: thank you.

No act of kindness is too small for you to show your gratitude, and it is impossible to say thank you too much.

Want to take it a step further? For those who go above and beyond the basic acts of kindness, consider sending a handwritten thank-you card. Although this is old-fashioned and takes longer than sending an e-mail or a text message, I promise you that the person will appreciate it, and doing so shows how much you appreciate that person’s help.

Also it is important that you give back to the world around you. Find charities and organizations that you believe in and find a way to help them. The easy answer is to give them money, but what is more rewarding (and many times more helpful) is donating your time and experience.

Each of us is unique in the ways we can help out others, and you need to make sure that you are always giving back. It helps round you out as a good person, and at the same time, nothing feels better than helping out those in need.

I’ve been blessed to work with a variety of different organizations over ...

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