Gratitude sets you up to be in the flow of being blessed and becoming a blessing. Gratitude gives you a paradigm shift from being self-absorbed in problems and negativities of life to being life-absorbed in its blessings and positivity. Winning in life is a team business, no one can succeed alone.

To thrive in life, we need to help others and we need the help of others. As we receive from life we must pour into as many lives as possible, that is the only way we can genuinely express our gratitude for life’s rich blessings.

To give more, you must become more. To invest in others, you must first invest in yourself. The majority of the people are more inclined in living to get, so they become takers and live in discontent; full of contempt. A minority of people choose to live to give so they become givers and life rewards them with more, meeting their needs and wants.

You must give of your time, expertise, and resources without expecting anything in return and life will respond with expanding returns on your destiny. When you put people first you secure the upside of life. When you put yourself, first and people behind, you secure the downside of life.

Never use people to get things rather use things to bless people. Be devoted to building up people and life will be dedicated to lifting you up. Treat people as important and your own importance will not be erased. Give people something to live up to and you won’t live down to the trash pile of life.


George Washington Carver remarked, “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.”

Placing ourselves in the position of others before acting is a good rule to follow. Adding value to people is the key to becoming valuable in life. Until you see value in people you can’t add value to people; you can’t see value in people until you believe that they have value; and you can’t believe that they have value until you believe that you have value. When you become valuable, you will be entrusted with life’s vault of valuables.

Therefore, living to love is the master key to unlocking the gate to life’s true riches.



Timeless Gem

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About the Author


Udeme Archibong is a prolific writer, an astute communicator and a model of excellence. Her writings have made profound impact on thousands of lives around the world through her blog:, which has followings in over 70 countries in continents of the world.

She is a Self-Development Expert, who passionately works towards helping people maximize their destinies.

At some point, she was a motivational columnist, writing Success Recipe and Destiny Catalyst, for two Nigerian national newspapers, Vanguard and ThisDay, respectively. She is the initiator of the Revolution Series Seminars