For me this is one of the most important thing in my life. I wouldn’t be able to have a good life with out that.
I just love to help others or animals without exception anything back. Often if possible I help in a way so the receiver have no idea I’m behind the helping hand.
Before I moved to Norway my at that time husband and I used the money we normally would have used for christmas presents and gave to an organisation where we helped poor singles with kids with presents, food etc. so the kids could have a good christmas. And this activity was so important to me because when I was a kid after my father died I still remember the joy when my mother came home with a christmas basket from a helping organisation. There were 1 liter of juice, a bag of drops and a kids magazine + the “boring” stuff 😉 But I still remember how good it all tasted.
One time I opened my home to a stranded photographer who couldn’t get a hotel room for the night. In the morning I gave him big breakfast and send him off. The expression on his face was priceless when I denied to receive any money and just asked him to help somebody else who needed his help.
Mostly though my a.r.k. is in the hidden and I’ll keep them that way 🙂
But I also love watching the life around me and see others help each other like that. It lifts my spirit so much. All those small moments are my treasure which I carry in my heart. So I’m not unselfish because I get emotions back and that means so much more to me.